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Grower Irrigation Academy

Upcoming Events:

About the Grower Irrigation Academy:

The Grower Irrigation Academy is an educational program designed to help growers in the McMullin Area Groundwater Sustainability Agency (MAGSA) increase their irrigation system efficiency and nutrition management practices. Through this program, growers will learn from irrigation experts and receive training through workshops, webinars, videos, field days, and interactive tools like spreadsheets and maps.

Program Topics:
→ Irrigation system maintenance and scheduling methods
→ Collecting and interpreting soil and water sensor data
→ Fertilizer recommendations that meet local guidelines
→ Regulated deficit irrigation strategies and tools, tailored for the MAGSA area
→ Soil field capacity, permanent wilting point, and other information about soil-water-plant-atmosphere relationships

Program Duration and Format: The first Grower Irrigation Academy event will take place in Spring 2024 and the program will continue through March 2026.

Program Funding & Leads: The Grower Irrigation Academy is funded through a $499,609 grant from the California Department of Food and Agriculture Water Efficiency Technical Assistance (WETA) program. The Center for Irrigation Technology (CIT) at California State University, Fresno, is the lead applicant, and the McMullin Area Groundwater Sustainability Agency (MAGSA) is the partner applicant for the WETA grant funding the Grower Irrigation Academy.

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