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Continuing Education for Members Already Self-Certified
State Water Board Releases Revised Regulation

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.

Online Compliance Assistance Workshop

Online Compliance Assistance Workshop

Nitrogen Management Plan and Summary Report

Instructional Video Nitrogen Management Plan and Summary Report

Farm Evaluation Survey

Instructional Video

Download the full Farm Evaluation Survey, or just individual parts below

News & Events

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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This is to notify you of the Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Kings River Watershed Coalition Authority to be held Tuesday, April 17, 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 Kings River Water Association Executive Committee meeting. The […]

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Sessions will be focused on general Coalition updates, filling out the Nitrogen Management Plan Summary Report, review of the Nitrogen Management Plan Worksheet, and review of the Farm Evaluation Survey. RSVP: http://kingsriverwqc.org/outreach/    

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Apr
24
Tue
CropManage 3.0 Workshop @ Monterey County Agriculture Conference Room
Apr 24 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

CropManage is a free online decision support tool for water and nutrient management of coastal crops.  Based on in-depth research and field studies conducted by the University of California, CropManage provides real-time recommendations for efficient irrigation and fertilization applications— while maintaining or improving overall yield.

At this free workshop, we will provide hands-on training so that you can learn to use the newest version of CropManage (3.0) which has been updated to be more compatible for in-field use by farm staff. CropManage is now available in Spanish.

Crops currently supported by CropManage include strawberry, raspberry, head, romaine, and leaf lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, celery, bell pepper, spinach, baby lettuce, cilantro, and mizuna.

Please RSVP by April 20th to larriaga@ucanr.edu

Nitrogen Application Efficiency Workshop @ Westlands Water District's Five Points Field Office
Apr 24 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Agenda

8:30 8:45 Welcome and Introductions: Charlotte Gallock WWQC Coordinator

8:45 9:45 Irrigation and Nitrogen Management Planning for Cotton Productions Systems: Dan Monk, UCANR Irrigation, Soils, and Cotton Advisor, Fresno County

 

9:45 10:00 Break

10:00 11:00 Orchard Systems Nitrogen Management Planning: Mae Culumber UC ANR, Nut Crops Advisor, Fresno County

 

11:00 12:00 Vegetable Crops Irrigation and Nitrogen Management: Tom Turini UCANR Vegetable Crops Advisor, Fresno County

 

12:00 Sign out / Certificate of Completion

Apr
26
Thu
Vineyard Irrigation System Maintenance Tailgate and EGVM @ Pleasant Ridge Vineyard
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This meeting will bring  together experts, boots-in-the-field irrigators, and vineyard managers to share their knowledge and experience with drip irrigation system maintenance and repair. Intended for those who depend on, operate or repair drip irrigation systems in vineyards. In addition, the intention is to raise awareness of invasive pests. This special meeting will be in Spanish and English.

Confirmed Speakers
  • Laura Ramage, Agricultural Inspector/Biologist, San Luis Obispo County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office
  • Samuel Bettien, Agricultural Inspector/Biologist, San Luis Obispo County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office
  • Jacob Hernandez, owner/operator, JH Ag Consulting
  • Ben Burgoa, Program Engineer, RCD of Monterey County
Continuing Education
1.0 DPR CEU (Other) and 1.0 CCA CEUs (Pest Management) and 2.0 CCA CEUs (Soil & Water) applied for
May
8
Tue
Nickels Field Day @ Nickels Soil Lab Estate
May 8 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Save the Date!

Check back soon for full agenda

May
9
Wed
Irrigation & Nutrient Management Workshop @ Stanislaus Farm Bureau
May 9 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

AGENDA:

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Distribution uniformity (DU) & Productivity Daniele Zaccaria, UCCE
  • Maintenance for Optimum Efficiency Steve Amador, MJC Irrigation Technology
  • Flow meters & Calculations Raul Raya, USDA NRCS
  • Value of Data Management Spencer Copper, Almond Board of California
  • Irrigation Scheduling Dr. Khaled Bali, UCANR•Nitrogen Management & Soil Health Rex DuFour, ATTRA/NCAT
  • Fertigation Zheng Wang, UCCE

Irrigation Evaluations Available

Have an Irrigation Specialist evaluate your existing irrigation system for FREE. They will:

  • Conduct an in-field system & site evaluation
  • Identify any system inefficiencies
  • Develop report and full conservation plan

LIMITED SEATS please RSVP

3.5 grower CEU available

Strawberry Field Day @ Manzanita Berry Farms
May 9 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Annual Santa Maria Strawberry Field Day.

Topics of interest include:

Biological and synthetic nutrients and amendments to improve strawberry health and yield (Surendra Dara, Strawberry and Vegetable Crops Advisor)

Opportunities and challenges in growing tabletop strawberries (Dave Akahoshi, Plan Berries)

Field production of strawberries: a grower’s perspective (Dave Peck, Manzanita Berry Farms)

For more information on the event visit the registration page or see the full agenda.

May
16
Wed
FREP Grant Program: Full Proposals Due
May 16 @ 5:00 pm
May
17
Thu
Alfalfa and Small Grains Field Day @ UC Davis
May 17 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Join friends and colleagues at the UC Davis Alfalfa/Small Grains Field Day. No pre-registration is required.

8:30-12:00 Small Grains

12:00-1:00 BBQ Lunch

1:00-4:30 Alfalfa/Forages

May
24
Thu
Vineyard Irrigation System Troubleshooting @ Scheid Vineyards Winery
May 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Check back for additional information soon

3 CCA CEUs available in Soil & Water Management

Jun
5
Tue
Groundwater Sustainability Plan Preparation Workshop @ Hilton Sacramento Arden West
Jun 5 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

A roll up your sleeves, partner with others, sweat the details workshop.  We will provide participants a series of applied, table top exercises designed to tackle some of the most compelling technical and policy challenges SGMA throws at us.  The day will start with a set of brief, critically important presentations to frame the subsequent workshop activities.  After a mid-morning break, participants will group together and with guidance from colleagues currently writing GSPs throughout the State, and with input from DWR SGMA technical staff, we will work through a set of exercises designed to mirror technical and planning challenges you will face in your basins.

Coalition Membership Statistics

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Current Members:
2000
Total Irrigated Acres
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