New Interactive Irrigation Management to Reduce the Leaching of Nitrogen Program

  • Oct 16, 2020

The Ventura County Resource Conservation District is launching an Interactive Irrigation Management program to reduce the leaching of nitrogen into surface and groundwater. The program will work with growers to track nutrient and irrigation management, determine whether nitrogen leaching is occurring and, if so, help them implement measures to reduce leaching.

Those who participate in the program will receive:

  • A free NIM station
  • Irrigation and nutrient data reports
  • Access to real-time soil moisture data
  • Free access to irrigation and nutrient management technical assistance and recommendations

Participants will be chosen based on their enterprise’s potential for nitrogen leaching, proximity to nitrogen-impaired water bodies and potential for water-use and fertilizer-use reductions. The application for the program is available online.

To learn more about the program, interested parties are invited to attend one of the following free Zoom workshops. Click on the links below to register for a workshop.

For more information, contact Jamie Whiteford at JamieWhiteford.vcrcd@gmail.com or 805.764.5132.

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