February 4, 2011

Podcast: Irrigation & Energy Conservation Workshops begin Feb. 7

In this podcast, Greg Whitmore (@sustainablegreg), a farmer from Shelby and member of the Nebraska Corn Growers Association, talks about upcoming Irrigation and Energy Conservation Workshops for corn growers. The workshops are conducted by the University of Nebraska Extension.

The first of four workshops is Monday, February 7, in Ogallala. The remaining workshops are February 8 in Scottsbluff, February 14 in York and February 16 in Norfolk. Registration starts at 9 a.m. at each location and meetings should wrap up by 4 p.m. (For more, click here to download a .pdf.)

These programs are free and include lunch thanks to the sponsorship by the Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Corn Growers Association.

Whitmore noted that it's the time of year when extension and university experts from virtually every Midwestern state hit the road, and it’s no different here in Nebraska. "We are fortunate to have such a great resource available that is full of people who want to see farmers do better every year," he said.

The irrigation and energy conservation workshops are a great opportunity to learn how to put more money in your pocket while saving water resources, Whitmore said.

Water and energy topics include estimating your pumping plant efficiency, estimating evapotranspiration and the effects of crop residue, a how to session for water mark sensors and soil water monitoring, scheduling that last irrigation, and an update on the Nebraska Ag Water Management Demonstration Network.

Presenters will also cover what’s new in control panels, variable rate irrigation and the associated costs of these technologies. Other important topics include managing nitrogen to protect water quality, atrazine stewardship and an update on chemigation equipment, including training and uses.

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