Agriculture

ag businessThe Agricultural Water Conservation Committee assists growers in Solano County with irrigation management and water use efficiency at the farm level. The Committee is comprised of representatives from the Solano County Water Agency, Solano Irrigation District, Maine Prairie Water District, Reclamation District 2068, U.C. Cooperative Extension, Dixon Resource Conservation District, Solano Resource Conservation District, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

mobile labActivities include:

  • Operation of eight automated weather stations for use by growers for irrigation scheduling and farm management. Weather information is accessable by website or telephone.
  • Weather website with local agricultural irrigation information; www.westernwx.com/sid
  • Weather forecast services focusing on Solano County. The comprehensive agricultural forecast is available daily ($120/year).
  • Soil moisture monitoring
  • Soil sensor installations and training
  • Irrigation system evaluations
  • Irrigation scheduling services
  • Pump efficiency testing
  • Annual irrigation efficiency workshops
  • Annual newsletter, The Irrigator
  • Spanish language workshops

For information, email Paul Lum, Irrigation Specialist, Solano Irrigation District, or call 707.455.4024.