UNL CropWatch Feb. 7, 2011 Irrigation and Energy Conservation Workshops for Corn Growers

UNL CropWatch Feb. 7, 2011 Irrigation and Energy Conservation Workshops for Corn Growers

Feb. 7, 2011

Crop producers interested in improving their irrigation and reducing energy costs will want to attend one of the Irrigation and Energy Conservation workshops being held across the state this month. .

Workshop Sites

Preregistration is required to provide a meal count.

Monday, Feb. 14 — York
Cornerstone Ag and Event Center, York County Fairgrounds, southeast corner of 25th St. and Nebraska Ave.
Preregister by Feb. 9 by contacting Gary Zoubek, Extension Office in York County, 402-362-5508

Wednesday, Feb. 16 — Norfolk
Lifelong Learning Center, Northeast Community College, 801 E. Benjamin Ave.
Preregister by Feb. 9 by contacting the UNL Extension office in Norfolk at 402-370-4000 or by emailing cbeckner2@unl.edu

The workshops are sponsored by the Nebraska Corn Growers and the Nebraska Corn Board in partnership with UNL Extension.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. followed by the program from 9:20 a.m. to 4 p.m.

By participating in the workshop, irrigated corn growers will learn how to apply less water and maximize the value of irrigation water, reduce irrigation pumping costs, further protect and enhance the environment, be aware of new technological advances in water management and use information relative to their farming operation that when implemented will enhance profitability.

UNL Extension faculty will present information on the following topics: 

  • Estimating Pumping Plant Efficiency and Energy Costs
  • Managing Nitrogen to Project Water Quality
  • Atrazine Stewardship
  • Estimating ET and Effects of Crop Residue
  • Nebraska Ag Water Management (NAWMDN) Update
  • “How To” for Watermark Sensors/Soil Water Monitoring
  • Scheduling that Last Irrigation of the Season
  • What’s New? Control Panels, Variable Rate Irrigation
  • Chemigation Equipment Update, Training and Uses

The complementary registration fee is provided in part through funding by the Nebraska Corn Growers Association and the Nebraska Corn Board. Certified Crop Advisor credits have been applied for.

Preregistration and More Information

Limited seating is available. Growers are encouraged to preregister by contacting the UNL Extension office in the host county (see boxed information). 

A complete copy of the program, speakers and registration form is at http://york.unl.edu/agriculture via the Irrigation & Conservation Workshop link.  Also see the program flyer.

Gary Zoubek
Extension Educator, York County
Aaron Nygren
Extension Educator, Colfax County