Conserving Irrigation Water(CCVT)

Zabala Vineyards
39745 Los Coches Rd.
Soledad, CA 93960

Craig Macmillan
Phone: 805.466.2288



Conserving irrigation water and improving irrigation efficiency are major concerns for growers. Many technologies exist to collect information on soil moisture, weather, and system performance meant to improve irrigation decisions. But this generates a large amount of data which needs to be integrated and analyzed.

Learn how one grower is using sensors in the field and on the irrigation system in conjunction with software to turn “big data” into actionable decisions. This irrigation decision support system uses environmental sensor data, predictive algorithms, pattern detection, and advanced predictive modeling to generate irrigation “prescription.” All of this is managed through a computer, tablet, or smart phone dashboard.
We will see the devices, learn about the software, and hear how the recommendations generated by the system fit into the overall picture of this grower’s vineyard management.
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SIP Certified Standards:

The content of this tailgate applies to SIP Certified Standards 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.5.

Continuing Education:

3.0 CCA CEUs approved (2.5 Soil & Water Management; 0.5 Crop Management).

Free for Members / $30 for Non-Members                                                                 

This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number FW16-034 and the California Department of Water Resources.