Ventura County Water Management Incentives
California avocado growers in Ventura County should be aware of the following water management incentives designed to provide growers with financial assistance through the Ventura County Resource Conservation District (VCRCD).
Calleguas Creek Watershed Agricultural Management Measures Program (CCWAMMP)
This program is designed to improve water quality in the Frontal Pacific and Revolon Slough subwatersheds of Calleguas Creek. CCWAMMP provides technical and financial assistance for irrigation efficiency upgrades and projects designed to improve nutrient and pesticide management. Growers are eligible to receive reimbursements up to 60 percent of implementation costs and upgrades. All projects funded by these grants need to be completed by June 30, 2021.
Interactive Irrigation Management to Reduce Leaching of Nitrogen (MRLN)
This is a new program designed to help producers manage irrigation and fertilizer schedules in order to reduce nitrogen leaching. The program provides growers with incentives for lysimeters and soil moisture sensing equipment, as well as free technical assistance concerning irrigation and nutrient management. VCRCD professionals will be available to work with the producer to evaluate the data collected and plan accordingly.
Interested growers should complete the online interest survey.