Public Invited to Seminar on Efficient Water Use for Specialty Crops

Taylor Hillman Water

Irrigation systems, pipes and faucets for watering
The Fresno State Center for Irrigation Technology will host a free, public seminar on “Water Use Efficiency for Specialty Crops” from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, June 25.

The event will start with morning sessions at the Center for Irrigation Technology at 5370 N. Chestnut Ave. Afternoon sessions will be hosted at locations around the Fresno State campus to demonstrate various irrigation and soil monitoring equipment.

Seminar topics include:
water management using soil moisture and plant stress monitoring technology; real-time remote monitoring and Web-based scheduling; pump and irrigation system maintenance and performance; use of soil amendments and airjection; and distribution uniformity geared toward increasing irrigation efficiency, soil mapping and nutrient management.

Topics will cover crops such as almonds, citrus, olives, peaches, pistachios, stone fruit, tomatoes, raisin, table and wine grapes as well as other field crops, specialty crops and vegetables.

The event is co-hosted by the California Department of Food and Agriculture via a specialty crop block grant. To sign up for the event, visit or call the Center for Irrigation Technology at 559.278.2066.