February Irrigation Conference Saturated with Information - UNL CropWatch, 2013

February Irrigation Conference Saturated with Information - UNL CropWatch, 2013

February 12, 2013

Get the latest information on how to manage your irrigation operation at the Central Plains Irrigation Conference and Exposition Feb. 26-27 in Kearney.  Industry, government, and university experts will offer sessions on nine main topic areas related to irrigation technology and management.  (See brochure for more specific session titles and speakers.)

General session speakers will include:

  • Brian Dunnigan, director of the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources, speaking on "Nebraska Groundwater and Surface Water Issues," and
  • Terry Howell, USDA-ARS research leader at the Conservation and Production Research Laboratory in Bushland, Texas, on "Experiences of the Past and an Assessment of Future High Plains Irrigation."

Each of the following main sessions will include two to three presentations. Topics will include

  • Innovations in Irrigation Water Management
  • Water Management under Limited Conditions
  • Innovations in Center Pivot Monitor and Control Systems
  • Future and Sustainability of Irrigation
  • Legislative Issues for Water Management Planning
  • Ensuring Effiicient Center Pivot and Subsurface Drip Irrigation
  • Impact of Cropping Systems on Irrigation Management
  • Economics of Center Pivot and Subsurface Drip Irrigation
  • Pumps, Sprinklers, and Water Productivity

The conference will be held at the Kearney Holiday Inn at 110 2nd Ave, just off I-80 exit 272.

The conference is for irrigators, irrigation managers, crop consultants, agri-business, and personnel from state and federal agencies involved with water management. Irrigation equipment manufacturers and dealers from across the Central Plains will display and explain the latest equipment at the expo, which will be open various times on Tuesday and until 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

This program is sponsored by the Central Plains Irrigation Association, which includes Nebraska, Kansas, and Colorado.

Irrigation Industry Expo

Vendors wishing to reserve space should contact Donna Lamm, CPIA executive assistant, at 785-462-7574 or 785-462-7140 or via email at donnalamm@yahoo.com.

Registration

To register, complete and mail in the form on the conference brochure. Registrations postmarked by Feb. 14 are $75 or, if applying for CCA CEUs, $85. Registrations postmarked after Feb. 14 are $90 or, if applying for CCA CEUs, $100.  Registration includes the programs, equipment expo, breaks, two lunches, and social hour.