Workshops on Low‐Cost, High Efficiency Irrigation Techniques

Melissa SandfortAgribusiness, Events, Irrigation

Hands‐on training in proven strategies for maximizing ag water efficiency while minimizing cost will be held Nov. 7‐9, 2012, at the Rio Grande Center for Ag Water Efficiency near Harlingen, TX.

The two workshops – designed specifically for irrigation district personnel and producers – are offered by the Texas Project for Ag Water Efficiency (Texas AWE), a project managed by the Harlingen Irrigation District with funding from the Texas Water Development Board.

• District Technology Enhancements (Nov. 7‐8) is geared toward irrigation district personnel, managers and directors, and government agency employees. Topics include introduction to SCADA and other hardware in telemetry systems; automated gates powered by wind and solar; soil moisture monitoring; and calibration & metering water in open channel and closed pipe.
• On‐Farm Irrigation Advances (Nov. 9) is designed for ag producers and will cover low‐ or no‐cost irrigation techniques and technologies to improve yields and boost net farm income. Topics include irrigation scheduling, basics of soil moisture management, using evapotranspiration networks, narrow border flood irrigation, and more.

A nominal registration fee covers the costs of lunch and materials. Click here to register or call Heather Jones at 956.423.7015.