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Center For Irrigation Technology

Irrigation Tech Seminars and Events

Since 2008, the Center for Irrigation Technology (CIT) at Fresno State has conducted the Irrigation Tech Seminar Series. These events match leading experts with current topics of importance to California farmers. The seminars typically last three hours and combine presentations and discussions with demonstrations on the University Agricultural Laboratory (UAL) - the Fresno State Farm.

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Partners for the seminars have included the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the Department of Water Resources, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Topics have included: 

Water Sources: Wells and Surface Water
Pumps and Irrigation Scheduling
Irrigation Performance: Tips and Tools
Irrigation Monitoring Systems for Pistachio
Soil Moisture Sensors in Olives
Winterizing Irrigation Systems

Irrigating with Center Pivots
Irrigation Water: Monitoring Tools to Make the Most of Every Drop
Irrigation System Spring Cleaning and Maintenance
Design and Operation of Microirrigation Systems for Permanent Crops
SAP Flow Sensors in Almonds
WATERIGHT: Web-based Irrigation Scheduling
Water Use Efficiency on Drip-irrigated Crops

For more informatio on the Advanced Pumping Efficiency Program (APEP) or other areas, or to propose a seminar topic, contact Bill Green ( or Kaomine Vang ( or call 559.278.2066.

Past Featured Events