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, email@example.com
Mike Mulvaney, 850-382-5221, firstname.lastname@example.org