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Established in Central California in 1996, Jacobsen Pacific utilizes a truly one-of-a-kind water management program – a comprehensive approach that combines historical reference, current weather patterns, local ET, field observations and hydroprobe technology to create a highly-visual, easy-to-understand report.
No other firm brings our level of experience and expertise to the science of irrigation.  That’s because soil moisture management is all we do, and we do it well.  At Jacobsen Pacific, soil moisture management is our singular focus, and growers appreciate our in-depth understanding of its concepts, technologies and applications. No matter the tool, irrigation scheduling is more than just a singular measure of soil moisture. There are many variables that must be considered and controlled, many complications that can distort the soundest data. Eyes in the field is a must—this requires weekly visits to your orchards and vineyards during the growing season. Combined with our unmatched experience and commitment to communication, a successful irrigation program is well within reach. 



Erik Jacobsen is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Jacobsen Pacific. A Central California native, Erik grew up immersed in the region’s rich agricultural heritage.  By the late 1980s, Erik had merged the skills he acquired in the trades of architectural drafting and the visual arts with that of irrigation management.  Working in cooperation with experts in the industry, he honed the craft of irrigation scheduling by combining state-of-the-art technology with imaginative presentation. 


In 1996, Erik started the company that would become Jacobsen Pacific SMM, Inc. In addition to building Jacobsen Pacific from the ground up, Erik enjoys his free time reading and writing—and in 2014, published the literary novel "The Apple Orchard," which received glowing reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. To learn more about his book, visit Amazon.

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