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UC Agriculture and Natural Resources to assist with the Bravo Lake Botanical Garden Berry Festival on June 28, 2016.
The Bravo Lake Botanical Garden Berry Festival is Saturday, June 28, from 8 am to 12 noon. There is an entrance fee of $5 per person, with children five years old and under free. UC Master Gardeners, UC ANR Kearney Agricultural, Lindcove, and Westside Research and Extension Centers are participants.
There will be blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, oranges, peaches, nectarines, Pakistani mulberries, and Setton Farms pistachio chews to taste. Visitors can walk through the tropical, vegetable, and rose gardens. They have the option to pick their own berries from the blueberry and blackberry gardens for a nominal cost.
Some of the other participants are the Sequoia Chapter of the Rare Fruit Growers, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, Woodlake Pride Garden Volunteers, Family Health Care Network, Woodlake Chamber of Commerce, the city of Woodlake, Proteus Inc., and Mid-Valley Disposal Inc.
The garden is located in Woodlake at 400 E. Naranjo Blvd. From highway 99, take highway 198 east, about 15 miles, turn north on road 196, turn east on Avenue 344 (Naranjo Blvd,). The garden is located on Naranjo Blvd., two blocks east from the four way stop.
For more information, contact Manuel Jimenez, UC Cooperative Extension advisor, emeritus in Tulare County, at 559-280-2483.
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This workshop is designed to give growers and water managers tools and insights on how to better conduct surface irrigation activities including furrow, border and basin (flood) irrigation systems. Topics include basic system design issues, performance evaluation approaches and commonly used practices to improve the distribution uniformity and efficiency of applied water.
The agenda is:
|8:30 - 9:00 a.m.||Registration and refreshments
|9:00 - 9:10 a.m.||Introductory remarks and welcome - TBD
|9:10 -9:30 a.m.||Practical Application for Improving Surface Irrigation Efficiencies,
Dan Munk, UCCE advisor in Fresno County
|9:30 - 9:50 a.m.||Irrigation Systems and Energy Efficiency, Daniele Zaccaria,
UC Cooperative Extension specialist in the Department of
Land, Air and Water Resources at UC Davis
|9:50 - 10:10 a.m.||Improving the Efficiency of Surface Irrigation Systems,
Eduardo Bautista, USDA ARS Water Management and Conservation
Research Unit at the Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center in Arizona
|10:10 - 10:30 a.m.||Break
|10:30 - 11:10 a.m.||The relationship between irrigation efficiency and field geometry,
field condition, and inflow rate into the irrigated field, Eduardo Bautista, USDA-ARS
|11:10 -11:30 a.m.||Understanding Irrigation Efficiency with Different Systems:
How it's Defined, Why it's Important,
Khaled Bali, UCCE advisor and director in Imperial county
|11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||Q&A|
To register for the workshop or for additional information, please email or call Dan Munk or Terri Gonzalez (email:email@example.com, 559-241-7515). Event registration is optional but preferred to estimate attendance.
Our programs are open to all potential participants. Please contact the Fresno UCCE office (two weeks prior to the event) at 559-241-7515 if you have any barriers to participation requiring special accommodations.