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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.

Farm Evaluation Survey

Instructional Video

Nitrogen Management Plan and Summary Report

Instructional Video Nitrogen Management Plan and Summary Report

News & Events

This is to notify you of the Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Kings River Water Quality Coalition to be held Tuesday, June 19, 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. The agenda is available here.

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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

Jun
18
Mon
ITRC Irrigation Systems Evaluations
Jun 18 – Jun 22 all-day

Class Schedule

Online Class: The online portion of ITRC’s new hybrid online/hands-on course presents the theories and procedures of drip/micro irrigation system evaluations through videos, tutorials, and quizzes in conjunction with textbook and online reading material.

  • Access begins upon registration (login information will be emailed to you).
  • Full course materials require about 10 hours to view.
  • Online exam is optional but required for 10 hours of Continuing Education credit.
  • Material is accessible for two months after on-site class

 

ISE Class I: Efficiency definitions and evaluation techniques are emphasized, ranging from how to take a pressure measurement to what specific measurements are needed for evaluation of six distinct irrigation methods.

  • Takes place at Cal Poly, SLO
  • 8:00 a.m. start time on Day 1 (Monday)
  • Ends 12:00 noon on Day 3 (Wednesday)

 

ISE Class II: This second class is a 2 1/2 day class where we will travel to sites in the San Joaquin Valley and perform the entire evaluations on two fields. The emphasis will be on performing the field evaluations for drip and microspray irrigation systems on trees/vines.

  • Takes place on-site at Central Coast locations
  • 1:00 p.m. start time on Day 3 (Wednesday)
  • Ends 5:00 p.m. on Day 5 (Friday)
Jun
19
Tue
California Nursery Conference & Grower Tour @ Elks Lodge
Jun 19 – Jun 20 all-day

Early registration is strongly encouraged early because seating is limited on both days and registration fees increase on June 1st

A) Attend the Conference on day 1 only-Includes morning and afternoon breaks and buffet lunch- $115; On June 1st and later and at the door $130

B) Attend Grower Tour on day 2 only-Includes bus fees, box lunch, and snacks- $115; On June 1st and later and at the door $130

C) Attend both the Conference and Grower Tour- $215; On June 1st and later $260

Sponsorships and Vendor Opportunities Available

For more information contact:

lroki@ucdavis.edu

lemacias@ucdavis.edu

 

Jun
20
Wed
Central Valley Almond Day @ Fresno Fairgrounds Commerce Building
Jun 20 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm

Agenda and Registration Available now at http://wcngg.com/events/central-valley-almond-day

Jun
26
Tue
Citrus Growers Educational Seminar Series
Jun 26 – Jun 28 all-day

The Citrus Research Board (CRB) is proud to announce the return of the Citrus Grower Seminar Series, co-produced by the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE). Three different meeting dates and locations will give growers from different regions the opportunity to attend.

The FREE half-day seminars start at 8:30 AM and are expected to end at 12:00 PM. Registration will begin at 7:30 AM.

CLICK HERE to register for the seminars.

CLICK HERE to view event flyer (including guest speakers).

Continuing Education (CE) Units have been applied for and are pending approval through the California Department of Pesticide Regulation for license categories PCA, QAL and QAC.  Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Units have also been applied for and are pending approval.

U.A.V Drone Field Meeting @ Bowles Farming
Jun 26 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Are you interested in unmanned aerial vehicles (drones)? UC ANR will be partnering with Bowles Farming to present the 2nd annual UAV field meeting at Bowles Farming (11609 Hereford Road) in Los Banos. This meeting is free. Participants will learn about how UAVs can be used in agricultural operations and how to become licensed to fly a drone. There will be free demo flights by CSU Fresno, UC Merced, and Bowles Farming. DPR, CCA, N-management CE units have been applied for. Call 209-385-7403 for more information.

2 grower continuing education units available

Jul
10
Tue
Walnut Tree Training & Pressure Chamber Workshop
Jul 10 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Early Walnut Tree Training: How to Handle Different Nursery Products & How to Use a Pressure Chamber for Irrigation Scheduling Hands-on Workshop

When:     Tuesday, July 10, 2018
8:30-9:00: Sign-in and refreshments courtesy of Sierra Gold Nursery
9:00-10:30:  Early Walnut Tree Training
10:30-Noon:  Using a Pressure Chamber

Where:    4549 Railroad Avenue, Yuba City, CA 95991
(Look for the yellow UCCE signs)

What:      Early Walnut Tree Training

  • Discuss early handling and training practices for different nursery products
  • Cover both conventional and novel nursery products and training practices

Hands-on Pressure Chamber Workshop

  • Discuss using the plant-based pressure chamber for irrigation timing
  • You can practice using the pressure chamber and learn how to interpret the results

Speakers include:
Janine Hasey, UCCE Farm Advisor Sutter/Yuba/Colusa Counties
Luke Milliron, UCCE Farm Advisor Butte/Tehama/Glenn Counties
Bruce Lampinen, Walnut Specialist, UC Davis
Ken Shackel, Plant Science Professor, UC Davis
Cliff Beumel, Vice President, Sierra Gold Nurseries

Questions:   UCCE Sutter-Yuba Office at (530) 822–7515.

This meeting is sponsored by University of California Cooperative Extension in Sutter/Yuba and Butte Counties.

CCA CE credits requested

Jul
31
Tue
ITRC Basic Soil, Plant & Water Relationships @ Irrigation Training & Research Center
Jul 31 all-day

The Designer/Manager School is a comprehensive educational program offering a variety of classes designed for both agricultural and landscape irrigation professionals by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Irrigation Training & Research Center.

The focus for this course is on soil texture and structure, water holding capacity, retention, intake rates, evaporation, transpiration, soil classification, measurement of soil moisture and tension.

Aug
1
Wed
ITRC Irrigation Scheduling, Salinity & Drainage @ Irrigation Training and Research Center
Aug 1 – Aug 2 all-day

The Designer/Manager School is a comprehensive educational program offering a variety of classes designed for both agricultural and landscape irrigation professionals by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Irrigation Training & Research Center.

This course focuses on ETo and crop coefficients, practical irrigation scheduling, how efficiency and uniformity influence scheduling, drainage concepts and layouts, salinity, leaching requirements and reclamation.

Aug
13
Mon
ITRC Fertigation @ Irrigation Training and Research Center
Aug 13 all-day

The Designer/Manager School is a comprehensive educational program offering a variety of classes designed for both agricultural and landscape irrigation professionals by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Irrigation Training & Research Center.

The class will cover new techniques in the control and application of fertilizers through irrigation systems and strategies to conform with the intent of the new nitrogen regulations in California. Other topics will include nitrogen fertilizers, challenges with phosphorus and potassium applications, growth enhancers, and organic-compliant ways to keep drip systems clean. Increasing yields per acre-foot of evapotranspiration (ET) through better fertility management, will also be discussed.

Aug
14
Tue
ITRC Row Crop Drip Irrigation @ Irrigation Training and Research Center
Aug 14 all-day

The Designer/Manager School is a comprehensive educational program offering a variety of classes designed for both agricultural and landscape irrigation professionals by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Irrigation Training & Research Center.

This course covers design layouts, flushing, fittings, how design relates to management, hose installation and retrieval

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Current Members:
2000
Total Irrigated Acres
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