FRESNO, Calif., July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Irrigation Technology's AgWaterEnergy Center located at California State University, Fresno is conducting a workshop and field day for almond growers, "Water Use Efficiency on Almonds Using Soil Moisture Sensors" on July 23, 2013. The event is sponsored by PG&E and will highlight PureSense's Irrigation Management technology to improve grower efficiencies in irrigation, including energy use efficiency gains.
Technology adoption is vital, enabling growers to improve their irrigation efficiency, and drive potential savings in water and energy consumption. The workshop will include presentations by professional staff and researchers with the Center for Irrigation Technology (CIT) and the Chief Agronomist, David Jamison, with PureSense. On-going field testing programs being conducted by CIT researchers will be the focus of demonstrating the use of real-time soil moisture monitoring technology provided by PureSense to assist almond growers in optimizing their irrigation operations. Workshop participants will not only learn more about the use and benefits of the technology, but will be able to see first-hand the technology at work in the field.
"We're thrilled to have this opportunity to share information with California's growers about our technology and the demonstration efforts underway to validate the benefits growers can expect to receive when adopting real-time soil moisture technology," says Dr. Michelle Frey, Senior VP of Engineering with PureSense. "We're committed to the education of growers about the practices and technologies that will help them maximize their revenue while optimizing their use of energy and water resources."
The workshop will be held on Tuesday, July 23rd, from 9 am to noon at the main offices of the Center for Irrigation Technology AgWaterEnergy Center on Fresno State's campus, located at 5370 N. Chestnut Avenue (Southeast corner of Barstow and Chestnut), and parking is free. Participants will receive 2 Soil and Water CEUs and 1 Crop Management CEU for Certified Crop Advisors. To sign up for the workshop, either call 800-845-6038 or click on the following link and select the July 23, 2013 workshop: http://www.fresnostate.edu/jcast/cit/untitled.html.
PureSense (www.PureSense.com) is the premier real-time irrigation intelligence company providing remote monitoring, control and decision support tools to the agricultural industry. Since 2006, PureSense has provided useful, innovative technology and unparalleled service and support to over 400 growers in the US (across 10 states) and Mexico. PureSense brings value to growers by empowering growers to make better irrigation decisions that enhance crop yield, crop health and reduce cost. In addition, PureSense soil moisture and water pump monitoring and control solutions enable growers to leap forward in efforts to achieve resource sustainability goals.