When: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center, 2101 E. Earhart Ave, Stockton, Calif., 95206

This class is intended for commercial growers who are new to using drip irrigation for tomatoes, or those who will begin using drip this season. Although some of the information will be specific to processing tomatoes, the majority of the content will be applicable to both fresh market and processing production systems.

The goal is to give participants some practical information on using and maintaining a drip irrigation system. Topics to be covered include fertigation, system maintenance and a computer demonstration of how to use data from CIMIS to determine irrigation needs.

We also hope to provide a forum for answering your questions! The class will be taught by Tim Hartz, Vegetable Crops Specialist, UC Davis; Larry Schwankl, Irrigation Specialist, UC Davis and the Kearney Ag Center; and Brenna Aegerter, Farm Advisor, UCCE San Joaquin County.

This meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Brenna Aegerter at (209) 953‐6114.