University of California

Irrigation Workshop

Date: November 16, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact: Carmen Gispert PhD

Sponsor: UCCE San Diego

Location: Rancho California Water District Board Room

Event Details


November 16, 2018, 9:00am - noon


Rancho California Water District board room

42135 Winchester Rd. Temecula


9:00 open registration
9:25 introduction and welcome
9:30 Ali Montazar: "Tools and Principles for Efficient Irrigation Management of Vineyards” 10:30 break
10:45 Mark Battany: "Irrigation management strategies to produce quality wine grapes” 11:45 Q&A
12:00 Close

Who should attend?

Vineyard owners, anyone responsible for planning and management of irrigation

Why is this important?

Efficient use of irrigation water saves cost, provides the best yield, fruit quality, and helps growers to remain within their allocated water budget. As a service to our winegrower community we invite leading irrigation experts to share the latest best irrigation practices.


$15 per person

Registration website

Ali Montazar PhD, Speaker info

Dr. Ali Montazar joined University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) in 2017 as Irrigation and Water Management Advisor. Prior to joining UCCE, he was working as a Scientist with Department of Plant Sciences and Department of Land, Air and Water Resources (LAWR) at UC Davis since 2011. He was formerly associate professor at the Department of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran. He has more than 18 years of research, extension, teaching, and technical consulting experience and has served in several leadership positions in agricultural water management and irrigation engineering in California and abroad.
His research and outreach activities focus on viability assessment of irrigation practices, sensor-based irrigation scheduling, best irrigation and nutrient management, effective soil salinity management practices, deficit irrigation strategy, and crop water use measurements and development of crop coefficients in California cropping systems. Currently, he serves as UCCE irrigation and water management advisor in both Imperial and Riverside counties.

Mark Battany, Speaker info

Mark Battany is serving as the Water Management and Biometeorology Advisor for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. He previously served as the Viticulture Advisor for the same region from 2001 until 2018. His focus areas include water management, soil management, soil salinity, frost protection, climate and weather evaluation, weather stations and sensors, and water resources.

Workshop organization team

Carmen Gispert PhD ~ UC Cooperative Extension

Justin Haessly ~ Rancho California Water District

Reinier Van Der Lee ~ Vinduino (949) 302 9339


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