Jun 4, 2024
Farmers focus on sustainable water management at upcoming event

American Pistachio Growers, in partnership with Sustainable Conservation, will host a morning of education and demonstrations on Thursday, June 13 that will focus on on-farm water recharge and healthy soil practices. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Terra Linda Farms, 21665 S. Cornelia Ave in Riverdale, California.

Attendees will gain insights into the key benefits of on-farm recharge, incentive programs, and updates on Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) status for Central California. Experts will provide updates on NRCS recharge pilot studies and discuss healthy soils practices aimed at improving soil water retention and drought resilience.

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The event features a lineup of speakers, including Rogell Rogers from Sustainable Conservation, Blair Bain from NRCS, and Justin Mendes from North Fork Kings GSA. Additionally, scholars such as Sangeeta Bansal, Ph.D., from Fresno State University, and Nall Moonilall, Ph.D., from UC Davis, will discuss soil health and hydrological responses.

A grower panel will conclude the event, featuring local farmers Joe and John Coelho, who will share insights from their groundwater recharge pilot plot and sustainability plan.

“Learning about sustainable water management is crucial for the future of farming in California,” American Pistachio Growers noted on the registration page for this event. “This event offers a unique opportunity for farmers to explore practical solutions and resources available to them.”

Registration is open and a full schedule is available online. For more information, visit americanpistachios.org.

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