The Center for Irrigation Technology is hosting a seminar for farmers on sorghum production and pump efficiency in California. Speakers will present at different locations covering three counties in the Central Valley.
We have been growing sorghum on the Fresno State farm, and our intent is to explain the benefits of this highly versatile crop to local farmers.
This seminar will include experts talking on the history of sorghum, grain sorghum in California: Can it work and what are the challenges are, as well as go over a three year data report and research done on sorghum.
In addition, this seminar will include discussions on the APEP, Advanced Pumping Efficiency Program, which is an educational and incentive intended to improve over all pumping efficiency and encourage energy conservation in CA.
The APEP program helps to subsidize pump efficiency tests and gives an incentive for pump retrofit/replacement.
*California consumers are not obligated to purchase any full fee service or other service not funded by this program. This program is funded by California utility ratepayers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. The Advanced Pumping Efficiency Program has been extended through 2017 as a PG&E Customer Energy Efficiency offering, funded through the Public Purpose Programs Charge under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. Please call APEP at 1.800.845.6038 or log on to www.pumpefficiency.org for current information regarding eligibility, educational seminars, pump tests and incentives for pump retrofits. Eligibility extends to agricultural, large turf and municipal (including tertiary-treated water) water pumping customers with PG&E electric or natural gas accounts. Residential, commercial, industrial process, primary sewage and secondary sewage pumps are ineligible.