On Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 1PM (Pacific Time), the Grange Network will be hosting a 60-minute, FREE webinar to discuss subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) for grain, oilseed, forage and fiber crops. When SDI is used for these lower value crops, careful attention must be given to ensuring system longevity and optimizing crop productivity so that SDI can economically compete with other types of irrigation, including center pivot sprinkler irrigation. The webinar’s presenter will be Dr. Freddie Lamm, a professor and research irrigation engineer at the KSU Northwest Research-Extension Center in Colby, Kansas. Dr. Lamm will provide an overview of typical minimal SDI system requirements to ensure longevity, discuss these lower value cropping systems when used with SDI, and present the challenges and opportunities for SDI.
Date: Thursday, September 12, 2013
Time: 1PM Pacific / 4PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)
Ways to attend: Audio/Visual webinar available online. For audio only, a dial-in telephone number will be provided. If you can’t attend at the above time, the recording, podcast, and other materials will be sent after the webinar. However, to receive the post-event recording/materials you will have to register (so if you can’t attend, register anyway).
About the Presenter: Dr. Freddie Lamm is a professor and research irrigation engineer at the KSU Northwest Research-Extension Center in Colby, Kansas with a 100% research appointment. He received a BS in 1978 and a MS in 1979 from the University of Missouri-Columbia in Agricultural Engineering. Lamm received his doctorate in Agricultural Engineering from Kansas State University in 1990.
Dr. Lamm has conducted irrigated water management and irrigation systems research for Kansas State University at Colby, Kansas since 1979. His current research is with development and management of advanced irrigation systems [In-Canopy, Center Pivot Sprinklers and Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI)] for irrigated crop production, particularly for field corn which is the predominate irrigated crop in the region. A considerable portion of his time since 1989 has been devoted to development and adaptation of subsurface drip irrigation for use in the U.S. Great Plains.