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2019 Irrigation and Nutrient Management Meeting – Salinas Valley

February 26 @ 7:45 am - 12:30 pm



7:45         Registration (free)

8:00          Production of organic baby spinach using buried drip irrigation

Ali Montazar, Irrigation Advisor UCCE, Imperial and Riverside Counties

8:30          Mitigating pesticides and sediments in tail water using polyacrylamide (PAM): a new approach

Michael Cahn, Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor, Monterey County

9:00         Full season nitrogen management of vegetables

Richard Smith, Vegetable Crops and Weed Science Adivsor, Monterey County

9:30         Optimizing water management in celery using ET weather-based scheduling

Michael Cahn, Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor, Monterey County

10:00       Break

10:30        Region 5 water quality coalitions – demonstrating achievements in water quality

Parry Klassen, Executive Director, Coalition for Urban Rural Environmental Stewardship (CURES)

11:00        Evaluation of salinity effects on strawberry production

Andre Biscaro, Irrigation Water Resources Advisor, Ventura County

11:30        Water and nitrogen management of Asian vegetables/SWEEP and Healthy soils programs

Aparna Gazula, Small Farms Advisor, Santa Clara County

12:00       Grower Panel: Nitrogen Management in Practice

Saul Lopez, D’Arrigo Brothers; Mark Mason, Huntington Farms; and Sal Montes, Christiansen Giannini

12:30       Pizza Lunch


CCA & DPR continuing education credits have been requested


February 26
7:45 am - 12:30 pm
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Monterey County Agricultural Center
1432 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA 93901 United States
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