American Pistachio Growers, in partnership with Sustainable Conservation, invites you to join us on Thursday, June 13 for a morning of education and demonstrations of on-farm water recharge and healthy soil practices. Learn about the key benefits, incentive programs, and GSP status for on-farm recharge across Central California.
- Overview of on-farm recharge
- Update on NRCS recharge pilot studies
- Healthy soils practices to improve outcomes
- Ground water service providers status and updates
- Future recharge funding resources and prospects
- Recharge Q&A: A grower panel

Please RSVP using the registration link.  Complimentary lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Schedule:

9 : 0 0 - 9 : 3 0 A M
ROGELL ROGERS, AGRONOMIST, SUSTAINABLE CONSERVATION’S WATER TEAM FOR THE FUTURE
INTRODUCTIONS, OVERVIEW OF ON-FARM RECHARGE, KEY BENEFITS, SELECT THE RECHARGE METHOD THAT FITS YOUR FARM, BEST FIELD SELECTION, 2022-23
WATER YEAR CHALLENGES AND SUCCESSES FOR ON-FARM RECHARGE
9 : 3 0 - 9 : 4 5 A M
BLAIR BAIN, NRCS SJV TEAM ENGINEER
NRCS’S SJV ON-FARM RECHARGE PILOT PROJECT HISTORY & STATUS UPDATE, OVERVIEW OF THE NRCS 2022-23 RECHARGE PILOT STUDIES, FUTURE RECHARGE FUNDING RESOURCES & PROSPECTS FOR CENTRAL VALLEY AND CALIFORNIA FARMERS
9 : 4 5 - 1 0 : 0 0 A M
JUSTIN MENDES, GENERAL MANAGER, NORTH FORK KINGS GSA, RIVERDALE, CA GSP STATUS (INCLUDING GROUND WATER LEVELS), RECHARGE ACTIVITY IN THE GSA, QUICK “ROADMAP” OF WHERE NFKGSA IS HEADED (I.E. TARGETED GOALS)
1 0 : 0 0 - 1 0 : 1 5 A M
SANGEETA BANSAL , PH.D. , FRESNO STATE UNIVERSITY, DEPT. OF PLANT SCIENCE BUILDING HEALTHY SOILS TO IMPROVE SOIL WATER RETENTION AND DROUGHT RESILIENCE
1 0 : 1 5 - 1 0 : 3 0 A M
NALL MOONILALL , PH.D. , UC DAVIS, DEPT. OF LAND, AIR, AND WATER RESOURCES SOIL HEALTH AND HYDROLOGICAL RESPONSES TO SOIL CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES IN CALIFORNIA’S PERENNIAL AGROECOSYSTEMS
1 0 : 3 0 - 1 0 : 4 5 A M
SARAH CASTLE, PH.D. , SUSTAINABLE CONSERVATION, SENIOR SCIENTIST
SOIL HEALTH PRACTICES TO SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE WATER MANAGEMENT
1 0 : 4 5 - 1 1 : 0 0 A M
QUESTIONS
1 1 : 0 0 - 1 2 : 0 0 P M
GROWER PANEL
FEATURING AREA GROWERS INCLUDING JOE & JOHN COELHO, APG FARMERS/APG-SC FARMER RECHARGE PILOT PARTNERS WHO WILL PROVIDE AN INTRODUCTION TO THEIR GROUND WATER RECHARGE PILOT PLOT AND THEIR FAMILY GROUND WATER SUSTAINABILITY PLAN
Location
Terra Linda Farms
21665 S. Cornelia Ave
Riverdale, CA
Date & Time
June 13, 2024
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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