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Event Registration - Sustainability of Irrigated Agriculture in the Central Valley of California
Thursday, December 17, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
The Central Valley of California is one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world due to its fertile soils, Mediterranean climate and water distribution infrastructure, but long-term sustainability of irrigated agriculture in the Central Valley is threatened by several factors. A number of policies have been enacted to mitigate these factors and ensure conservation of natural resources and economic prosperity of the region. However, for growers to be compliant with the regulations while remaining profitable requires adoption of advanced management practices and technologies. Findings from case studies applying these technologies in various crops grown in the Central Valley will be presented. Overall, sustainability of irrigated agriculture in the Central Valley of California will depend on building partnerships between growers, coalitions, regulators and other stakeholders including environmental justice groups. This webinar is worth one CEU in the Tier 1 category.
  • Speaker(s)
    • Isaya Kisekka, PhD
      Associate Professor
      University of California - Davis
      Isaya Kisekka is an associate professor of agricultural water management and irrigation engineering and associate irrigation engineer at the University of California, Davis. He specializes in water management and irrigation engineering, having completed a doctorate in agricultural and biological engineering at the University of Florida and faculty time at Kansas State University. His research focuses on developing water management strategies and irrigation technologies for tree, vegetable and field crops to help farmers optimize water productivity and profitability while exerting minimum impact on the environment. Kisekka was named as the recipient of the 2020 IA Excellence in Education Award.

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