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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.

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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 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

Jul
25
Wed
Organic Fertilizer Association of California Seminar @ Clovis Veterans Memorial District, Independence Room
Jul 25 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Registration/Coffee

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Update on Laws and Regulations
Gilbert Urguizu, Fresno County Department of Agriculture

8:30 AM – 9:15AM Organic Fertility and Pest Management in Cannabis Production
Dr. Thomas Quick, Growmore

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM Sulfur Use in Organic Agriculture
Wesley Haun,Tiger-Sul

10:00 – 10:15 AM BREAK

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Exhibitor Booth Demonstrations

10:45AM – 11:30 AM Soil Health in Organic Production
Tim Stemwedel, California Organic Fertilizers

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Fertilization of Dairy Forage Crops with Manure
Nicholas Clark, UCCE Fresno County

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM LUNCH

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Irrigation and Nitrogen Efficiency: Concepts and Tools
Eirc, Athorp, Kings River Water Coalition

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Humics 101
Peter Aleman, BioGro

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Grower Panel

Redox University, Basics of Agronomy @ Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Resort
Jul 25 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

A Redox University Event
Please join us as we discuss key agronomic principles and highlight opportunities to benefit the nutritional needs of your crops.

July 25, 2018

7:30am – 8am Meeting Check-In | Light Breakfast will be served

8am – 9:30pm Potassium | Right Time, Right Form, Right Place

9:30am – 9:45pm Break

9:45am – 11pm Micronutrients | Chelation, Efficacy, Applications

11am – 12pm Maintaining Yield Under Stress | ACP / HLB

12pm – 1pm Lunch & Check-In

1pm – 2pm Calcium | Right Time, Right Form, Right Place

2pm – 3pm Managing Salts & | Poor Water Quality

3pm – 3:15pm Break

3:15pm – 4pm Environmental Oxidative Stress | Stronger Plants Make Stronger Yields

 

 

You are welcome to attend the morning or afternoon session, or both. Six CCA hours available.

Jul
26
Thu
Intermountain Research and Extension Center Field Day @ IREC
Jul 26 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Save the date!

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
7
Tue
Rice Production Workshop @ Lundberg Family Farms
Aug 7 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Enroll on-line at http://ucanr.edu/rice2018. Prepaid enrollment ($100) is required, and enrollment is limited to 75 people. Please enroll by August 1st to ensure your participation.

Seats will be filled on a first-come basis.

DPR and CCA continuing education credits requested.

Agenda

8:30 Sign in, pick up class materials

9:00 Introduction and Workshop Overview

9:10 Rice Growth and Development

9:30 Land Formation, Water Management

9:50 Tillage, Planting and Stand Establishment

10:10 Break

10:30 Variety Selection

11:00 Invertebrates

11:30 Diseases

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Fertility

2:00 Weeds

3:00 Adjourn

 

 

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

Aug
15
Wed
ITRC Drip/Micro Irrigation Design @ Irrigation Training and Research Center
Aug 15 – Aug 17 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.

Topics will include: filtration, step-by-step design procedure of hardware selection and hyraulics, drip/micro system design, SDI for trees and vines, plugging prevention. Features ITRC book Drip and Micro Irrigation for Trees, Vines, and Field Crops (4th Ed.) and software, Drip Hydraulics.

Aug
23
Thu
Central Coast CAPCA Summer Update
Aug 23 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
7:30am DOW – Corteva Agriscience Product UpdateChristopher Steppig
7:45am Westbridge Agricultural Products – Label UpdateJon Martin, Regional Sales Manager
8:00am Bee Regulations UpdateMel Graham, IPM Specialist, Ag Commissioners Office, Santa Barbara County
8:30am Bayer Crop Science Label UpdateChris Bettiga, Customer Business Advisor
8:45am Arysta LifeScience Product Update Nic Vanherweg, Technical Sales Manager
9:00am Strawberry Studies – Nutrients, Biostimulants, and FungicidesDr. Surendra Dara, UC Cooperative Extension, Strawberry and Vegetable Crops Advisor
9:45am Syngenta Label UpdateDakota Camino
10:00am Coffee Break
10:15am Nutrient Technologies, Tech Flow Line, Tech Spray Line – Foliar UpdateChris Rhoades
10:30am BASF Label UpdateKate Walker
10:45am Beneficial Insect UpdateChristina Davis, Koppert Biological Systems
11:15am Nutrient, Pesticide and Sediment Impacts on Waterways on the Central CoastDanilu Ramirez, Water Management Specialist, DRAM Ag Consulting
11:45am Product Updates by Bob Fowler
12:00pm LUNCH
1:00pm Strawberry Research UpdatesStrawberry Center, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
1:30pm Certis USA Label UpdateDave Silva
1:45pm Amvac Chemical Label UpdateThor Krichevsky
2:00pm Organic Disease ControlDr. Larry Parker, Westbridge Agricultural Products
2:30pm FMC Label UpdateChris Giannini
2:45pm BREAK
3:00pm Regulatory UpdateSanta Barbara and San Luis Obispo Ag Commissioners
3:30pm Pesticide Regulations, Pesticide Labels and the Effects of Spray Applications  Dale Rush Crop Investigator
4:00pm Meeting Adjourns
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Current Members:
2000
Total Irrigated Acres
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