Workshops to Address Irrigation, Nitrogen Efficiency

Two workshops will be held in Modesto and Fresno that will give almond growers an opportunity to learn about tools and techniques to increase irrigation efficiency through Almond Board of California’s (ABC’s) Irrigation Continuum, and to improve the accuracy of nitrogen applications through the use of an online budgeting tool.

ABC constantly explores ways that it can help growers become more productive, efficient and sustainable,1 while at the same time meeting regulatory requirements. And as requirements change and research reveals new tools and techniques for improved efficiency, growers are kept up to date through these workshops.

The Efficient Irrigation and Nitrogen Use workshops will feature expert speakers on:

  • Updates to California Almond Sustainability1 Program tools that support almond growers;
  • Current standards to meet levels 1.0 through 3.0 of the Irrigation Continuum; and
  • Demonstrations of the online Irrigation Calculator and Nitrogen Calculator.

In addition, updates to the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP) will be presented, including a discussion of the required Nitrogen Management Plans, which can be generated through the use of the online Nitrogen Calculator.

Workshops will be held Feb. 22 in Modesto and March 2 in Fresno. The program begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 12 noon, including a complimentary lunch for those who RSVP. For more program information and locations, see the flier “Efficient Irrigation and Nitrogen Use Workshop.” Be sure to RSVP to Jenny Nicolau at or (209) 343-3248.


1. Sustainable almond farming utilizes production practices that are economically viable and are based upon scientific research, common sense and a respect for the environment, neighbors and employees. The result is a plentiful, nutritious, safe food product.