Water is a farmer’s most important resource. Too little or too much at the wrong time is often the key to product quality and size as well as plant health. Creating a long-term water management plan will allow you to confidently utilize water and maintain optimal production. Learn about affordable technology and information assessment systems being widely adopted in the western states to solve water scarcity concerns and regulatory mandates. Michael McClung of the Dynamax Company introduces their water monitoring system. Michael Johnson is a Santa Cruz County-based irrigation consultant with experience in open-air tree fruit and berry crops, row-crop vegetables, and crops produced under plastic.