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Irrigation Planning & Management

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1. California Agricultural Water Stewardship Initiative –Website
2. Cal Poly Irrigation Training and Research Center (ITRC) Online library of reports and documents, and they offer various classes on irrigation, pumps, etc. that may be useful.
3. Center for Irrigation Technology at California State University, Fresno, offers trainings, software and other events related to irrigation, pumps, and farming.
4. Advanced Pumping Efficiency Program Online Training Modules provided by Fresno State Center for Irrigation Technology.
5. California Institute for Water Resources Tools, offers drought resources, crop management, (online irrigation scheduling), nitrate hazard index, etc.
6. Irrigation Management and Agronomy. University of California Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor Blake Sanden’s useful webpage on irrigation management and agronomy, including links to many crop-specific resources.


1. California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS) Website
2. Water Right – Center for Irrigation Technology, California State University, Fresno
3. Kern County weekly Evapotranspiration Report (ET) Useful tool that uses CIMIS data to calculate weekly ETc for a few crops in Kern County.  Takes the guesswork out of applying crop coefficients and more.  Users can subscribe to get it e-mailed each week.