The Center for Irrigation Technology (CIT) at California State University, Fresno is holding a seminar to help farmers learn how advances in center-pivot irrigation may be a technology California farmers want to consider.

The free seminar will be held Nov. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., beginning at the West Side Research & Extension Center, 17353 Oakland Ave., Five Points.

The seminar will conclude with a field trip to John Diener’s Red Rock Ranch in Five Points where Diener has had much success with center-pivot systems. A number of irrigation experts will also be on hand to answer questions.

“Advances in center-pivot technology including low pressure, energy efficient designs and better management capabilities make it a viable alternative for California growers irrigating large tracts of land,” said David Zoldoske, CIT director. “It is an irrigation method that is much more flexible and reliable and growing in popularity.”

Those interested in this free event can register online at www.californiawater.org/IrrigationTech or by calling (800) 845-6038. Attendance is limited.

Working for over 25 years to improve irrigation efficiency, the Center for Irrigation Technology at Fresno State is internationally recognized as an independent testing laboratory, applied research facility, and educational resource for water and irrigation technology.

The Irrigation Tech Seminar Series is funded by the California Department of Water Resources.