Irrigation and Energy Conservation Field Day Sept. 3

Irrigation and Energy Conservation Field Day Sept. 3

August 15, 2008

The Sept. 3 Irrigation and Energy Conservation Field Day at UNL's South Central Field Laboratory near Clay Center will spotlight methods for saving water and money.

Sponsored by the Nebraska Corn Board and the Nebraska Corn Growers Association in partnership with UNL Extension, the program starts with 8:30 a.m. registration and training from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Preregistrations are requested by Aug. 27.

Participants will learn best management practices for corn production, including how to conserve water in irrigated and dryland corn production and reduce energy production costs, find how to maintain and, in some cases, increase yield and profitability and learn to better manage surface and groundwater irrigation.

Topics include: agricultural water management and corn production with high irrigation costs and limited water; furrow irrigation; sprinkler package selection and evaporation losses; subsurface drip irrigation in Nebraska, and water supply and management issues. A noon panel discussion will include an update on Natural Resource District integrated water management plans.

The complementary registration fee is provided in part through funding by the Nebraska Corn Board and the Nebraska Corn Growers Association. Certified Crop Advisor credits are available. For more information or to register, call (800) 529-8030, visit the Irrigation and Energy Conservation Field Day Web site, or e-mail kglewen1@unl.edu.

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