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Wednesday, April 26, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
This session will discuss the magnitude of drip irrigation in the United States and California and the importance of using distribution uniformity measurements to assess existing drip irrigation system performance. We’ll discuss how DU is measured, the results of DU measurements taken to date in California and the potential implications of poor DU in terms of input costs, foregone yield/quality and environmental implications. Attendees will also learn about two efforts underway to improve poor on-farm drip irrigation system DU.
This webinar is worth one CEU in the Tier 1 - Irrigation Training category.
  • Speaker(s)
    • Inge Bisconer
      Managing Member
      Surf 'N Earth Enterprises, LLC
      Inge Bisconer, Managing Member of Surf ´N Earth Enterprises, is a sales and marketing consultant who recently retired from Toro Ag where she worked in ag irrigation sales, marketing and technical roles for nearly half of her 40 year career. She is passionate about helping farmers become better irrigators, and leveraging her unique perspective as a farmer, environmentalist and urbanite to help agriculture become more profitable and sustainable through improved water and resource use efficiency (WUE and RUE). Her current focus is advocacy, education, training, and content creation. She holds a BS in agriculture from UC Davis, an MBA in technology management from the University of Phoenix, and taught Soil Science and Landscape Irrigation at MiraCosta College in Oceanside, CA. She is an Irrigation Association (IA) Certified Irrigation Designer (CID) and Landscape Irrigation Auditor (CLIA), and is past-chair of the Drip/Micro Common Interest Group which launched the Drip/Micro Irrigation Payback Wizard to estimate the ROI of a drip investment. In 2016, she was honored to receive the IA's Industry Achievement Award, its highest honor.
      James Anshutz
      Jim Anshutz is a Registered Professional Agricultural Engineer that has 30 plus years of experience in the California Agricultural Industry. He is currently the Founder and Owner of Ag/H20 located in Fresno California. Ag/H20 • Member of the Water, Energy & Technology Center located at Fresno State University AG/H20 was founded to provide Agricultural Producers with technological solutions to control the rising costs of water, energy and nutrients through practical measurement and innovatively engineered Irrigation System retrofits and upgrades. Simple, proven and available components used by the Global Water Industry are the basis of AG/H2O’s systems and services. AG/H2O business principal is to provide a water, energy and nutrient cost reduction program and/or system that have less than a 2 year Return on Investment cost. Training is a key component of the systems and services supplied by Ag/H20 to insure that Agricultural Producers continue to benefit from the technological solutions provided. For the past 12 years Jim Anshutz was the Technical Director for Netafim USA an Israeli based Drip Irrigation Manufacturer that began the develop of Drip Irrigation in Israel in 1965.
      Tom Devol
      Senior Manager Field Outreach
      Almond Board of California
      Tom has long been one of the industry’s most forward-looking and outspoken advocates for the use of technology in agriculture. Starting off in agriculture as an irrigation designer with growers in the north state, Tom found a passion for field monitoring and ag technologies. For over a decade he worked with farming operations across the country leveraging plant, soil and weather sensing tools enabling growers to monitor and control their irrigations more effectively producing more crop per drop with limited resources. Tom is driven to provide ongoing education to tackle the challenges of understanding and applying technologies as part of the daily practice in a farming operation. Joining the Almond Board in the summer of 2019 has been a perfect fit, with a community of growers he knows well and is excited to help each day. Prior to coming on staff he was honored to serve as a mentor to the Almond Board of California's Almond Leadership Program and was a member on the Global Communications Committee.

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