Center pivot irrigation management courses planned
Two center pivot irrigation management short courses have been planned to enhancing the value of water through advanced irrigation management practices. Short courses have been planned for Feb. 6 at the Monsanto Water Utilization Learning Center near Gothenburg and for Feb. 8 at the Cornerstone Ag & Event Center on the York County Fairgrounds in York.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the welcome at 9:30 a.m.
The planned program topics will include: performance of center pivots; soil water management; matching sprinklers to soils; sprinkler package selection; minimizing pumping costs; estimating crop water use; water balance, consumptive use/limited irrigation; center pivot technology and variable rate irrigation; and center pivot management.
The meetings will close with keynote speakers at 2:20 p.m.:
Feb. 6--Chandler Mazour, Monsanto Learning Center Manager, Gothenburg Water Utilization Learning Center; and
Feb. 8--Ronnie Green, NU vice president and IANR Harlan vice chancellor, Lincoln.
These two short courses are sponsored by the University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension, Reinke, Valley, T-L Irrigation, Lindsay, and the Nebraska Environmental Trust Fund.
There is no cost to attend, but participants are asked to register so that adequate materials and meals will be available.
For the Feb. 6 Gothenburg meeting call 308-995-4222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the Feb. 8 York meeting call 402-362-5508 or email email@example.com.
Additional information can be found at http://water.unl.edu/web/cropswater/home.