Water Conservation Demonstrations
The Vineyard Team is committed to promoting water conservation practices through vineyard demonstration and educational outreach to growers. Demonstration of best management practices in local vineyards is a powerful tool for providing hands-on opportunities and practical how-to information to growers.
Adoption of conservation practices by growers is the ultimate goal- the Vineyard Team is actively monitoring changes in grower behavior as a result of educational demonstrations in local vineyards. For example, a tailgate meeting on March 12th, 2014 on the topic of using soil moisture sensors for irrigation scheduling resulted in the intention to adopt new water conservation practices by 65% of surveyed attendees.
The Vineyard Team will continue to demonstrate water conservation practices; we are committed to being a leader in this effort within the vineyard and surrounding communities.
Vineyard Team Publications
Outreach & Education - Water Conservation
The Vineyard Team is a leader in outreach and educational programming that spans the Central Coast and beyond. Our programs are designed to bring a balance of classroom and field activities to promote adoption of vineyard practices and technologies by growers. For a snapshot of upcoming programs on water conservation and vineyard technologies, visit our calendar of events.
Recorded Presentations on Water Conservation and Irrigation in Vineyards
Past Tailgate Meetings
Additional Water Conservation Resources
A compilation of resources on water conservation can be found on our resources page.