The latest developments relating to the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program that affect STWEC member operations and decisions.
Check out this great and brief (5:05 min.) ILRP introductory video produced by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Water Board) as part of the Annual Report to the Regional Water Quality Control Board.
Looking for an irrigation coalition to join for Waste Discharge Order compliance? Need to enroll your Shasta and/or Tehama county acreage? STWEC is your answer to the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program. Learn what STWEC is all about and how you can join our group.
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Introducing your 2018-2019 Board
STWEC welcomes Jon Anderson, a STWEC member with acreage in Shasta and Tehama counties, as a new Director! Directors were elected during the Annual/Bi-monthly board meeting held Wednesday, May 9, 2018 to include the following:
Ron Keown - President
Sam Mudd - Vice President
Larry Solberg - Treasurer
Jon Anderson - Secretary
Shasta and Tehama Co.
Paul Bertagna - Board Member
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Thank you Hal Crain for over a decade of dedication to STWEC!
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Your membership payment is due January 31, 2019. The annual invoice statement was sent to members in early December 2018. A late fee charge is in effect including at 10% penalty of entire annual invoice amount for each 30 days past due.
Members that need to completed their Sediment and Erosion Control Plan Training and Self-Certification Test can now do so online. This online course covers the Waste Discharge Requirements General Order for commercial irrigated growers within the Sacramento River Watershed. No need to complete this requirement during scheduled in-person workshops; meet the requirement online! Experts led you through videos, quizzes, survey's, and text to prepare you for the final exam that is also administered online. It is free to STWEC members. The coursework and test should take 4 hours. You can work on completing the requirement in segments that work with your schedule. Start today! SECP Online Training & Certification
Continuing Education Courses were just posted to the CURES website. By attending this event, members can earn credit toward their Nitrogen Management Plan requirements through 2021. See full list of coursework posted on the Resources tab.
Helpful "How To" video clips are now at your fingertips! STWEC is compiling a video library featuring digital shorts to increase crop productivity while managing for soil health. The Video Library is in the Resources tab.
Maximize Cover Crop NRCS's Lockeford Plant Materials Center conducts trials year-round to find plants and mixes that producers can successfully use to improve their soils.(<4 min)
Higher Yield Orchard Overview of practices to implement to improve yields as well as pest and disease management (<3 min) Deeper Living Project
STWEC members are encouraged to participate.
March 1, 2019
Sierra Nevada Brewery - Chico, CA
Yolo County Farm Bureau
See details on the Member Requirements tab
Bi-Monthly Meeting; every second Wednesday of odd number months.
May 8, 2019 8:00 am - 10 am
Tehama County Farm Bureau
275 Sale Lane., Red Bluff, CA 96080