Certified agricultural irrigation specialists manage and operate on-farm irrigation systems. Understand surface irrigation methods and pressurized systems, including micro-irrigation and sprinklers.Evaluate crops and determine water availability and use requirements. Understand soil-plant-water relationships and how salinity affects irrigation. Select the most effective irrigation methods and equipment for the application. Develop efficient and cost-effective irrigation schedules that meet the crop’s water requirement. .
Pest Control Advisers (PCAs) are licensed professional production consultants who serve California agriculture producers. PCAs specialize in pest management, but they are also an important resource in a wide range of production concerns related to plant health. A PCA is licensed by the State of California to engage in the following activities: Provide pest management recommendations, which must be in writing. Hold self as an authority on any agricultural use. Solicit sales of products or services for agricultural use.