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Center pivot irrigation management courses planned

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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 cburr1@unl.edu.

For the Feb. 8 York meeting call 402-362-5508 or email gzoubek1@unl.edu.

Additional information can be found at http://water.unl.edu/web/cropswater/home.



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