On Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 1PM (Pacific Time), the Grange Network will be hosting a 60-minute, free webinar to discuss the importance of irrigation scheduling.
Water and nitrogen are the two most important components needed by plants to efficiently and economically achieve plant growth. Unfortunately, if both are not applied adequately in time and space, significant amounts of water and nitrate can be lost below the root zone, unavailable for plant growth. When precise irrigation scheduling is practiced, drip irrigation and subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) can maximize distribution uniformity of water and nutrients, and maximize crop economic yields, quality, and sustainability.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- What is irrigation scheduling
- Factors affecting irrigation scheduling
- Irrigation scheduling process and methods
- Recent instrumentation developments for irrigation scheduling via the Internet
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Time: 1PM Pacific Time / 4PM Eastern Time (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 Speakers
Dr. Claude J. Phene – Dr. Claude J. Phene, is a Soil and Irrigation Consultant with SDI+. He has a Ph.D, in Soil Science (Physics), from the University of California, Riverside, CA, and is a Fellow at the Soil Science Society of America, and a Technical Lifetime Member of the Irrigation Association.
About Becky Phene – Becky Phene received a BS from CSU Fresno in Plant Science and a MS from UC Davis in Plant-Soil-Water Relations. She has experience in the agricultural research sector with the University of California, having spent a significant amount of time working with the State-wide Specialists in Soil and Water, and Pomology. Becky has been part of numerous projects with Farm Advisors and has deep experience consulting on fully automated irrigation control systems. Recently, Becky has started Academy Irrigation as a consulting business and co-owns Ag-PRO Marketing, which markets soil-based, plant-based and atmospheric-based remote sensing devices.