New Release from the California Energy Commission

For Immediate Release: Janury 9, 1996
Media Contact: Claudia Chandler -- 916 - 654 - 4989

Central Valley Irrigation Conference
To Be Held In Visalia

A day-long conference explaining recent improvements in California irrigation is being offered for growers, irrigation district personnel, consultants and other professionals Tuesday, January 23, at the Radisson Hotel in Visalia.

The "Advances in Irrigation" symposium runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will explore ways farmers can make the most of shrinking water supplies. Morning sessions highlight drip irrigation for row crops and water management advances for trees and vine crops; afternoon programs feature ways to increase farming profits, as well as advanced drainage and irrigation techniques that help reduce pollution.

Fee for the day-long session is $40, which includes course materials, lectures and lunch.

The conference is sponsored by the California Energy Commission , the California Department of Water Resources, and the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources at the University of California at Davis. Additional support comes from University Extension at UC Davis and UC Cooperative Extension services in Kings, Tulare, Kern and Fresno counties.

Applicants can charge the cost of the conference to a credit card by calling toll free (800) 752-0881. For additional information call Karen Fischer at University Extension, UC Davis, at (916) 757-8899.

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