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

 

 

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