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Escambia and Santa Rosa County Extension offer Irrigation Workshop for Row Crop Producers

Irrigation flyer workshop

Because of increased irrigation throughout Northwest Florida, UF IFAS Escambia and Santa Rosa County Extension are partnering to offer a morning workshop to help producers better utilize their irrigation systems and improve farm profitability.  We have three guest speakers that will be discussing topics pertinent to cotton, peanuts, and corn (see the schedule below).  Please consider joining us at the Walnut Hill Community Center (7850 Highway 97, Walnut Hill FL 32568) on Thursday, February 21st from 8:30- noon.   There will be a sponsored lunch, so reservations are strongly encouraged.  For more information or to reserve your spot, contact Libbie Johnson at 850-475-5230 or libbiej@ufl.edu.

Dr. Diane Rowland, UF Agronomist:

8:30-9:00 Overview of the irrigation scheduling options available for peanut and cotton

9:00-9:30 Overview of UF’s PeanutFARM website tool for scheduling irrigation

9:30-9:45 Break

9:45-10:10 Methods to increase the efficiency of irrigation and the most sensitive growth stages in peanut and cotton to drought stress.

Kris Balkcom, Alabama Cooperative Extension Peanut Specialist:

10:10-10:40 Installing Subsurface Drip

Mace Bauer, UF BMP and Irrigation Specialist

10:40-12:00 Corn irrigation scheduling and Methods to measure soil moisture

12:00 Lunch sponsored by Helton Irrigation

 

View and print the official program announcement: Irrigation Workshop for Row Crop Producers

 

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