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Managing Soil and Irrigation for Drought Webinar

by Meaghan Donovan |

Join the CCOF Foundation and the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) on January 14 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time for a webinar that reviews techniques for managing soil and irrigation during times of drought. Find out how to use your water resource most efficiently and hear about managing soil for best water absorption and storage.

This webinar is very timely in the context of both the California Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and preparing for climate change and drought conditions. The webinar will cover the important considerations of irrigation scheduling (and maintenance!) by the numbers.  

Steve Amador, director of the Irrigation Program at Modesto Junior College, will discuss using California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS) data, evapotranspiration rates, distribution uniformity, and soil moisture to effectively schedule irrigations and maximize efficiency.  

Rex Dufour, of NCAT/ATTRA, will highlight the importance of understanding how to manage and invest in your soils so that your crops are able to take full advantage of irrigation and rainfall. 

Participants will come away with a better understanding of how to manage irrigation scheduling and system maintenance and how to manage soils for water infiltration and storage in order to use water efficiently as possible while maximizing crop yields.  

For more information and to register visit the CCOF website.

This webinar is funded in partnership by USDA, Risk Management Agency (RMA), under award number RMRM18RMEPP522C004.