Growers who belong to San Joaquin County and Delta Water Quality Coalition and who are in areas designated as high vulnerability are under requirements from the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP) to keep “on farm” a certified Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) to track nitrogen fertilizer applications.
The Waste Discharge Requirements General Order for the Central Valley allows growers to self-certify their own nitrogen management plans if they attend a training program approved by the California Department of Food and Agriculture. The purpose of continuing education is to ensure Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) certificate holders keep current their knowledge on subjects related to efficient use of nitrogen-based fertilizing materials and irrigation management techniques and are required by CDFA and the Regional Board to self certify the plans. .
The Coalition will be holding continuing education CE classes for those growers who have completed the Nitrogen Management Self Certification course and need to garner CE hours to keep their certification active and current.
Nitrogen Managment Continuing Education Class Dates, Time and Location.
Dates and Time:
Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 9:00 AM - This class will focus on general nitrogen and irrigation management - This Class is Full
Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 9:00 AM - This class will focus on vines and orchard nitrogen management
Thursday, February 15, 2018, 9:00 AM - This class will focus on row crops nitrogen management
All 3 classes will be 2 hours and you will get 2 hours of CE credits for attending each class. You may attend one or all 3 classes, if you attend all 3 you will get 6 hours of credit for your self certification requirement.
San Joaquin Farm Bureau Conference Room, 3294 Ad Art Road, Stockton, CA 95215
How to Register: Please RSVP to the class by filling out the form below