Sonoma Resource Conservation District

Vineyard Irrigation Evaluations

Vineyard irrigation system evaluations are provided to grape growers throughout the Russian River, Sonoma Creek and Petaluma Watersheds. RCD staff coordinates with interested landowners to assess the efficiency of the current irrigation system installed. This includes measuring distribution uniformity, pressures, and drip and micro-spray flow rates. The evaluation also investigates drainage, spacing, and plugging.

The field evaluations take 4-6 hours. Following the field visit, RCD staff will provide a written report that summarizes the field test results and provides recommendations to improve your system. Staff will also be available to discuss potential cost share programs, such as the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), which can offset costs for growers interested in implementing recommended changes to irrigation systems.

If you're interested in receiving additional information, or to sign up for an evaluation, please email kabeles@sonomarcd.org or call (707) 569-1448 x 112.

 

 

Vineyard Irrigation Evaluations