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.

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, October 16, 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 […]

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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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Alfalfa and Forage Field Day @ Kearney Agriuclture Research and Extension Center
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Save the date!

Modesto CCA Seminar @ Stanislaus County Ag Center: Harvest Hall
Sep 20 @ 7:30 am – 3:15 pm

7:00 Registration & Coffee
7:30 CAPCA Ed License Renewal Requirements ~ Adam Barsanti, CAPCA
7:45 Mite Control and Updates on Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Attack on California Tree Crops ~ Jhalendra Rijal, UCCE
8:30 Writing Aerial Application Recommendations and Drift Mitigation ~ Nathan Taylor, Hawk Aviation
9:15 Break
9:30 Regulatory Update ~ Francisco Leon, Department of Pesticide Regulation
10:30 Irrigation and Fertilizer Management in Drip Irrigated Sweet Potatoes ~ Scott Stoddard, UCCE Merced & Madera Counties
11:00 Irrigation and Nitrogen Management Plan ~ Terry Bechtel, Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board
11:30 Managing high Bicarbonates and high pH in Irrigation Water ~ Jim Gregory, Verdegaal Brothers Soil Health
12:00 Lunch
12:45 WR CCA Annual Meeting/Update ~ JW Lemons, WR CCA Board
1:15 Focus of Nitrogen Fertilizer Regulation Shifts to Regional Impacts ~ Parry Klassen, East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition
1:45 Technology in Soil Preparations for Planting Permanent Crops ~ Paul Smith, Ag Soilworks
2:15 Managing for Soil Health and Quality ~ Karl Wyant, Helena Chemical Company
2:45 Nitrogen Management in Almonds ~ Sebastian Saa, Almond Board of California
3:15 Seminar Adjourns

Macadamia Field Day @ Rastle Farm
Sep 22 @ 8:45 am – 1:30 pm

The University of California Cooperative Extension in conjunction with the California Macadamia Society and the Gold Crown Macadamia Association will hold the Annual Field Day on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the home of Thomas & Bobbi Rastle’s, 1115 Valencia Drive, Escondido, California.

We will have classes germane to the macadamia industry, with plenty of opportunities for you to ask questions, both general in nature and about the specifics of your operations. We will also be serving a continental breakfast and a delicious lunch. Please plan to join us for a fun and information filled day.

Cost: $20.00 per person if you pre-pay by 10 September 2018, $25.00 per person after that

Nitrogen Management Plan Self-Certification Course @ Riverdale Memorial Hall
Oct 2 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

For those members interested in self-certifying your Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP), you can attend a CDFA Nitrogen Management Plan Training course hosted by the Coalition. After successful completion of the test, you will have the ability to certify your Nitrogen Management Plan. Only those members or employees who have the nutrient management responsibility on the member’s farm shall attend the training. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

For registration please visit:

CAPCA Nitrogen Management Update @ Disneyland Resort
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

1:00 pm:    CCA Defines Agronomy – Luther Smith, ICCA
1:15 pm:     Enhanced Efficiency Nitrogen Fertilizers: How Do They Work And What Are The Benefits? – Eric Ellison, Koch Biological Solutions, LLC
2:00 pm:   Optimizing Irrigation and Nitrogen Fertilization of Coastal Berry and Vegetable Crops – Andre Biscaro, UCCE Ventura County
2:45 pm:    Fertilization Practices and Nitrogen Management Plans in Nursery Production – Loren Oki, UCCE Specialist
3:30 pm:    Diagnostic Tools for N Management of Desert Vegetables – Charles Sanchez, University of Arizona
4:15 pm:     Robert Gulack, JR Simplot Company
4:30 pm:    Samuel Carruth, John Allen & JW Lemons – SQM
5:00 pm:    Meeting Adjourns

CCA Accreditation:
1.5 Soil & Water
2.5 Nitrogen Mgmt

CURES Grower NM Credits:
2.5 Nitrogen Mgmt
0.5 Irrigation and Nitrogen Mgmt

FREP & WPHA Nutrient Management Conference
Oct 23 – Oct 24 all-day

Save the Date! More information coming soon

Latino Farmers Conference @ Radisson Hotel Santa Maria
Nov 8 all-day

Save the Date! More information coming soon at

Nut and Grape Nutrient and Water Management
Nov 8 @ 8:30 am – 12:15 pm


8:30 AM – 8:45 AM Welcome, Introductions, and brief update on Irrigated Lands

8:45 AM – 9:15 AM Nitrogen Management Tools (Eric Athorp, Program Manager, Kings River Water Quality Coalition)

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM Irrigation and Nitrogen Management (George Zhuang, U.C. Cooperative Extension, Fresno County)

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM Break

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Nitrogen Efficiency BMPs in Grapes (Dr. Matthew Fidelibus, Associate Cooperative Specialist at U.C. Davis)

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Break

11:15 AM – 12:15 AM Nitrogen Efficiency BMPs in Nuts (Dr. May Culumber, U.C. Cooperative Extension, Fresno County)

*please register for event at

3 CEUs available for self-certified growers

Nitrogen Management Plan Self-Certification Training @ Southern California Edison Energy Education Center
Nov 13 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

For Tulare County growers who are members of the Kaweah Basin Water Quality Association and Tule Basin Water Quality Coalition a NMP Self-Certification Training has been scheduled for November 13, 2018. If you wish to self-certify your NMP and have not previously obtained your certification, you must attend this training workshop and pass the test.Please complete this registration form by November 5, 2018 if you will be attending the training session. Registration is required.

Registration form can be found at:

Current Members:
Total Irrigated Acres
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