Nitrogen Management Plan Self-Certification
Continuing Education for Members Already Self-Certified
November 8, 2018 in Riverdale

Welcome to the Kings River Water Quality Coalition website!

The open enrollment period closed on May 19, 2014.  A post enrollment period process is now in place as required by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board.  The first step to enroll is to complete the Post Enrollment Application.

A Coalition created by local growers within the Central Valley.

The Coalition represents farmers in the implementation of the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program, a new regulation established by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board.

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Nitrogen Management Plan and Summary Report

Instructional Video Nitrogen Management Plan and Summary Report

News & Events

This is to notify you of the next Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Kings River Water Quality Coalition on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, in the offices of the Kings River Water Association/Kings River Conservation District.  The meeting will begin at 11:20 AM or immediately following the KRWA Meeting. An agenda will be provided in advance.

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CV-SALTS and Drinking Water Legislation The Kings River Water Quality Coalition (KRWQC) is a participant in helping develop and provide comments on Amendments to the Tulare Lake Basin Plan regarding groundwater quality regulations.  Most recently, modifications are being proposed by the Regional Water Quality Control Board to include the incorporation of drinking water solutions as […]

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Nov
19
Mon
Tree & Vine Irrigation Workshop @ Madera County Farm Bureau
Nov 19 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am

AGENDA:

7:45 AM REGISTRATION

8:00 AM PRESENTATIONS

  • NRCS: Nutrient Management, Air Quality and Do-it-yourself Distribution Uniformity
  • Xerces: Hedgerows/cover crops and habitats.
  • UCCE Orchard Advisor: How to: fill out a nitrogen budget, determine how much your trees need, and timing of nitrogen applications
  • UCCE Viticulture Advisor: Technologies used to determine when to start yearly irrigation, calculation of added water and basics for when/how to collect nutrient samples for vineyards.
  • Center for Irrigation Technology: Good irrigation system performance overview and managing water applied.

*3.25 Grower CEU available

RSVP to office@maderafb.com

Nov
27
Tue
2018 Alfalfa and Forage Symposium @ Grand Sierra Hotel
Nov 27 – Nov 29 all-day

Organized by the California Alfalfa Workgroup and California Alfalfa & Forage Symposium

Hosted by California Alfalfa & Forage Association (CAFA)

Nov. 27 – Full Day: Nutrient Management Workshop (Alfalfa/Corn/Grasses)
Nov 28-29 1.5 Day California Alfalfa & Forage Symposium (Economics, Irrigation, Pest Management)
Exhibits and Sponsorships Welcome

For conference registration, agenda and additional info visit http://calhay.org/symposium/

Nov
28
Wed
Kern County Ag Day @ Kern County Fairgrounds
Nov 28 @ 7:00 am – 1:30 pm

Agenda Coming Soon! Check for it at https://www.wcngg.com/kern-county-ag-day/

CCA CEUs available

Nutrient Management : 0.5
Soil & Water Management : 1.5
Integrated Pest Management : 2.5
Crop Management : 1

Nov
29
Thu
Measurement & Management of Water and Nitrate @ American Legions Hall
Nov 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

9:00 – 9:10 INTRODUCTION – Kelly Huff, Dixon/Solano RCD Water Quality Coalition

9:10 – 9:55 MEASURING WATER USE – Paul Lum, Solano Ag Water Conservation Committee

  •  How to measure and how to estimate inches of irrigation water applied to fields and to crops.

9:55 – 11:10 YOUR IRRIGATION & SOIL HEALTH PRACTICES – How they relate to management of nitrates and water quality – Liz Colby, USDA NRCS Field Office Engineer & Wendy Rash, USDA NRCS District Conservationist

  •  Multiple benefits of irrigation water management and soil health practices
  •  Instructions for including nitrates from irrigation water in nutrient management plans.
  •  Review irrigation practices, installation and common challenges.

11:10 – 11:30 TESTING FOR NITRATES / FINANCIAL & TECHNICAL SUPPORT – Amy King, Solano Resource Conservation District

  •  Testing irrigation and drinking water wells for nitrate levels
  •  Financial and technical support

*2 Grower CEUs available

 

 

Vineyard Soil Health Workshops @ J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
Nov 29 @ 4:24 pm – 5:24 pm

One Day, Two Locations! For more information visit: http://www.vineyardteam.org/events/index.php?id=225

2.0 CCA CEUs Approved (1.0 Soil & Water, 1.0 Nutrient management)

 Cal Poly Healthy Soils Project 9:00am
The focus of the workshop will be on compost application in vineyards, but growers of any vine or tree crop are invited to attend. Presenters will discuss compost use from a variety of perspectives, and showcase the types of soil monitoring taking place at J. Lohr Vineyard as part of the three-year project. Growers interested in applying for their own Healthy Soils Program grant will be provided information about the application process for the incentives program.

 Upper Salinas-Las Tablas Resource Conservation District Healthy Soils Project 12:00pm

The USLTRCD will be presenting on different cover cropping and management decisions as well as demonstrating how a soil sample is taken. The discussion will also focus on the benefit of soil sampling and how PLFA testing may allow for a clearer understanding of the microbial communities that are the life of the soils we all need.

Dec
4
Tue
Fall Desert Crops Workshop @ Farm Credit Services Southwest
Dec 4 @ 6:30 am – 12:30 pm

Attached is the Flyer and the Agenda.

Please Pre-Register with Nannette at dnkniffin@ucanr.edu.  There is no cost to attend.

CCA CEU

Soil & Water Management : 2
Integrated Pest Management : 2.5
Crop Management : 0.5
Professional Development : 0.5

Dec
6
Thu
Soil Health and Cover Crop Field Day @ Meridian CA
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Save the Date.. more info coming soon!

9:00am-11:00am: program

Join us as we launch the beginning of a state-wide Healthy Soils project supported by CDFA, with topics on:

* Managing winter cover crops in annual rotations in the Sacramento Valley

* Hands-on soil health demonstrations

* Measuring changes in soil carbon based on management practices

Contact Sarah Light (selight@ucanr.edu) with any questions.

Dec
13
Thu
NMP Grower Self Certification Course @ Butte County Farm Bureau
Dec 13 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Central Valley Water Quality Coalitions are offering training sessions for growers who want to certify their own Nitrogen Management Plans (NMP) for properties located in High Vulnerability areas. The training sessions are put on by Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs) who have completed a curriculum training approved by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and University of California.

These courses are specifically for growers who want to receive training and certification for self-certifying (sign-off on) their own Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP). However, if you already passed the course and want CE units for attending the course again, you can attend the 4 hour training and receive 1 hour of continuing education credits toward maintaining your certification. You must be present for all 4 hours to receive one hour/unit (however, no need to re-take the test). These and other courses to accumulate hours are listed on the continuing education page along with an email sign-up form to be notified when new courses are added to the list.

The grower trainings are 4-hour classes and participants will need to take a test before they can sign off on their own NMP

Feb
5
Tue
California Plant and Soil Conference @ Doubletree Hotel & Convention Center
Feb 5 – Feb 6 all-day

Early registration and hotel reservations are available now. More details on the conference can be found at http://calasa.ucdavis.edu/

Day 1 Main Session:

– California Water Resources: Agricultural Impact

Day 1 Breakout Sessions:

– Climate Smart Agriculture

– Water and Salinity Management

– Technology for Ag Production and Research

– Irrigation Water Use Efficiency

Day 1 Evening Reception and Poster Session

– Posters are invited (see “Poster Call” link on website for submitting a poster)

– Awards given for best student posters

Day 2 Breakout Sessions (morning only):

– IPM: Insect Pests and Diseases

– Managing Nitrogen Fertilizer Inputs for Efficiency

– IPM: Weeds

– Nutrient Management

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Current Members:
2000
Total Irrigated Acres
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