Growers, irrigators, and foremen can participate in a hands-on fertilizer/chemical injection workshop on Oct. 10 at the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) office from 8:30 a.m. until noon in Salinas, Calif.
The free event, conducted in English and Spanish, is sponsored by the UCCE, Monterey County Water Resources Agency, Monterey County Farm Bureau, and the Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association.
Program highlights will include:
— “Balancing the drip system - How do I check that my drip system is running properly?”
— “Principles of fertilizer injection - What is the travel time, injection time, and flush time needed for achieving an even distribution of fertilizer?”
— “Calibration of the injection system - What is the optimal injection rate?
The instructors will include UCCE farm advisors Aziz Baameur, Santa Clara County, and Michael Cahn, Monterey County.
3.5 hours of water quality educational credits have been approved from the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. DPR education hours have also been requested.
The class is limited to 35 people.
To make a reservation, call the UCCE office at (831) 759-7353. The event will be held in a field directly behind the UCCE office, 1432 Abbott St, Salinas.