This year’s 52nd annual CII conference was held January 23-24 in Sacramento, CA and was titled “Building a Water and Energy Efficient California”. This webinar, led by 2014 conference president Inge Bisconer of Toro Micro-Irrigation, will provide a round-up of topics pertinent to agricultural irrigation that were presented and discussed during the conference opening panel, joint session, and the three agricultural concurrent sessions including, “Remotely Measuring our Progress”, “Ground Level Implementation – Making it Work”, and “Alliances to Improve On-Farm Irrigation Practices.” If you missed the conference, be sure to register for this webinar to get this year’s agriculture highlights.
On Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 1:30PM (Pacific Time), the Grange Network will be hosting a 60-minute, FREE webinar to discuss Chemical / Fertigation designs and demonstrate an easy and convenient online Injector Selector tool. Once you understand how to select the right injector, you’ll learn how to apply the benefits of injector driven Chemigation / Fertigation. The webinar will be led by Angelo L. Mazzei, founder of the Mazzei® company and the patented Mazzei® brand high efficiency Venturi injectors, as well as Celia Cobar, VP, Research & Development.
Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013
Time: 1:30PM Pacific / 4:30PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)
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.
On Friday, August 16, 2013 at 10AM (Pacific Time), the Grange Network will be hosting a 60-minute, FREE webinar to discuss unique and new approaches that help growers maximize production, optimize plant genetic potential, and reduce total inputs through sound agronomic innovation.
On Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 1PM (Pacific Time), the Grange Network will be hosting a 60-minute, FREE webinar to discuss how water quality – both chemical and physical aspects – affect design, equipment selection, operation, and maintenance of drip irrigation systems. If not managed properly, poor water quality can severely impact the uniformity and overall performance of drip irrigation systems, resulting in decreased crop yield and higher water, energy, and fertilizer costs. So don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the importance of water quality and how to get the most out of your drip irrigation system.
Last week, we blogged about a free webinar produced by the Grange Network called “Making Drip Pay” that discussed how to increase income, reduce costs, and improve flexibility with drip irrigation. Led by Inge Bisconer of Toro Micro-Irrigation, the webinar highlighted how growers have quickly paid for the investment. For example, Chris and Stephen Cox, a father son team in Kansas, paid for their $1,100 per acre system in 1.5 years by increasing corn yields by 100 bushels per acre, and by reducing costs by about $160 per acre. They also received $330/acre of EQIP cost share.