Nitrate levels in the Salinas Valley groundwater basin have increased significantly and agricultural fertilizers have been identified as the primary source of the contamination. The symposium “Irrigation and Nutrient Management” will explore new technologies and practices designed to help farmers cost- effectively manage water and nutrients.
Fee for the day-long session is $40, which includes course materials, lectures, admission to the trade show and lunch. Topics covered range from drip irrigation and composting strategies to fertilizer needs for vegetables and wine grapes.
The conference is sponsored by the California Energy Commission; the Monterey County Water Resources Agency; University of California Cooperative Extension; University Extension at UC Davis; the Irrigation Training and Research Center at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; and the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
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, (916) 757-8777.
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