Morro Creek Watershed
In September 2008, the Coastal San Luis RCD partnered with the SLO County Farm Bureau, Central Coast Water Quality Preservation Inc., and UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) in presenting a workshop for growers on newest approaches in irrigation and nutrient management, with focus on methods for farmers to use to reduce nitrates in groundwater. Field and class presentations were given by staff from University of California at Davis, Cal Poly, UCCE, and others (agenda provided below). The workshop was attended by 34 local growers; several attendees subsequently followed up with the Natural Resources Conservation Service for one-on-one on-farm technical assistance.
PDFs of selected powerpoint presentations from the workshop:
Morro Basin groundwater concerns (by Dylan Wade, City of Morro Bay)
Managing fertilization and irrigation for water quality (by Tim Hartz, Coop Extension Vegetable Crops Specialist, UC Davis)
Nitrate Hazard Index (by Dr. John Letey, Center for Water Resources)
Nutrient Budgeting for Avocados (by Ben Faber, UC Coop Extension)
How to Improve Irrigation Efficiencies in the field (by Dr. Stuart Styles, Cal Poly Irrigation Training and Research Center)