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Subsurface Drip Irrigation using dairy manure field tour

Thursday 22 August 2019
Location: Chowchilla, CA
Thursday, August 22, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Farnesi's Steakhouse, 230 E Robertson Blvd, Chowchilla, CA 93610

1) Tour two manure SDI systems and share growers’ experience about the operations, maintenance, and economics.
2) Share manure SDI system agronomic results and capital cost analysis.
3) Provide funding information.
4) Answer questions.

RSVP by Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 to John Cardoza with Sustainable Conservation at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (209) 576-7731


9:00 – 9:10 Load bus

9:10 – 9:30 Travel to DeJager Dairy, welcome, introductions, project history
(Ryan Flaherty, Sustainable Conservation, Todd Rinkenberger, Netafim USA, and Paul Sousa, Western United Dairymen)

9:30 – 9:50 Arrive at DeJager Dairy System, Engineering and system process
(Domonic Rossini, Netafim USA)

9:50 – 10:05 Agronomics and environmental impacts of manure SDI versus flood systems
(John Cardoza and Eric Lee, Sustainable Conservation)

10:05 – 10:55 Dairy producer experience
(Rich Mayo and Nate Ray, DeJager Dairy)

10:55 – 11:15 Travel to McRee Dairy, Manure SDI economic cost study
(Ladi Asgill, Sustainable Conservation)

11:15 – 11:25 Engineering and system process
(Domonic Rossini, Netafim USA)

11:25 – 12:00 Dairy producer experience
(Mike McRee, McRee Dairy)

12:00 – 12:30 Load bus, Travel back to Farnesi’s, Provide funding information, Final thoughts and meeting end
(Richard Cernansky, NRCS, Ryan Flaherty, Sustainable Conservation)

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch provided


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