UF/IFAS Extension hosts Irrigation and Crop Management Field Day Sept. 13


Scott Walker working with a soil moisture sensor at the peanut farm.

Who: University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Escambia County will host an Irrigation and Crop Management Field Day on Sept. 13.

What: Farmers interested in irrigation systems, crop consultants, and representatives from educational and government agencies are invited to participate.

Attendees will learn how soil moisture sensors and UF/IFAS-developed mobile apps can help farmers irrigate crops more precisely and efficiently. Soil moisture sensors are in-ground devices that detect how much water is in the soil and alert the user to real-time watering needs.

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13

Where: Sam and Scott Walker’s Farm

Intersection of Highway 99 and Melvin Road,

Oak Grove, FL 32568

The farm is located about ¾ miles south of Oak Grove Baptist Church, 2600 North Highway 99, McDavid, FL 32568

Contact: Libbie Johnson, 850-475-5230, libbiej@ufl.edu

Mike Mulvaney, 850-382-5221, m.mulvaney@ufl.edu


Posted: September 9, 2016

Category: Agriculture, Crops, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension

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