CRC Online Courses for Drinking Water Now Available

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The drinking water supply well monitoring became a regulatory requirement per the Central Valley Water Board effective January 1, 2022. The role of the CRC is to provide information, which is through an online program with the link provided here: https://agceuonline.com/270/course/Rice-Drinking-Water-Supply-Well-Monitoring-Information-and-NitrogenNutrient-Pest-Management-2022

The online program includes a sidebar of pertinent information from the Central Valley Water Board. Updates to the documents (forms, labs, FAQ, etc.) are complete and ready for download. 

A person can choose to go through the course and receive continuing education credits for the Certified Crop Adviser certificate (0.5 NM, IPM and CM) continuing education credits. 

For questions and additional information, please contact Roberta Firoved, Industry Affairs Manager at rfiroved@calrice.org or (916) 206-5039.

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