Growers in San Benito County are encouraged to attend a series of free workshops hosted by the San Benito County Water District in January and February.

The workshops will focus on general aspects of irrigation and fertilizer management, with an emphasis on production efficiency.


These presentations will be integrated within the background of a new regulatory environment for water quality protection


Instructor: Dr. Marcus Buchanan


Buchanan has experience in soil fertility, plant physiology and nutrition in many irrigated annual and perennial, warm and cool season crops. During the past 15 years, he worked as a University of California faculty member and as a independent consultant in the areas of nutrient and irrigation management, solid waste and wastewater land application projects in Central California.

This work has been performed privately for growers, food processors, wineries, and for public water and irrigation districts.


January 2013

Irrigation Efficiency and Farm Water Management Thursday, January 24th 8:30 a.m.  12:30 p.m.


February 2013

Optimize Crop Fertilizer Inputs and Efficiency Thursday, February 7th 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Workshops will take place at:

San Benito County Water District

30 Mansfield Road



For reservations call or email:


Shawn Novack: (831) 637-4378 – snovack@sbcwd.com Water Conservation Program Manager Water Resources Association of San Benito County


Space is limited-register today!