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Two Center Pivot Irrigation Management Short Courses planned for February

Published on 24 January 2012

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 February 6, 2012, at the Monsanto Water Utilization Learning Center near Gothenburg and for February 8, 2012, at the Cornerstone Ag & Event Center on the York County Fairgrounds in York.  

Registration begins at 9:00 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
• Center pivot management

The meetings will close with keynote speakers at 2:20 p.m.  

Feb. 6th – Chandler Mazour, Monsanto Learning Center Manager, Gothenburg Water Utilization Learning Center

Feb. 8th – 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.   

No cost to attend, however participants are asked to register so that adequate materials and meals will be available.

For the Feb. 6th Gothenburg meeting call (308) 995-4222 or email .
For the Feb. 8th York meeting call (402) 362-5508 or email .

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

—University of Nebraska – Lincoln news release

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