Irrigation Field Day – Wednesday August 20, 2014

University of Delaware Irrigation Field Day – CORRECTION

The University of Delaware College of Agriculture & Natural Resources and Delaware Cooperative Extension will hold an Irrigation Field Day on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Warrington Irrigation Research Farm located on the corners of Route 5 and DE 290 Cool Spring Road/Hurdle Ditch Road, just 4 miles south of Harbeson, Del. (Signs will be posted.)

The program invites farmers, industry professionals and the general public to tour UD’s Warrington Irrigation Research Farm. UD personnel will be sharing their latest irrigation research findings:

  • Irrigated Corn, Wheat, Full Season and Double Crop  Soybean Irrigation Research Plots
  • Experiences with Subsurface Drip Irrigation for Agronomic Crops (SDI)
  • Soil Moisture Monitoring as a Tool to Refine Irrigation Management
  • Variable Rate Center Pivot Irrigation (VRI)

For more information contact Karen Adams at 302-856-2585 ext.  540

Research Sponsored by DNREC, Delaware Soybean Board, MD Grain Producers, NRCS and Vincent Farms

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Please disregard previous press release referencing a September 19, 2014 date.

Extension scientists review soil moisture sensors with area farmers

James Adkins, associate scientist for Irrigation Engineering demonstrates the pros and cons of various soil moisture sensing equipment available to farmers. The 3-hour workshop is one of several held at the Carvel Research and Education Center in Georgetown. After the demonstration, Adkins and Cory Whaley, Sussex County agriculture Extension agent, discussed how to interpret the data collected by the various instruments. For more information about soil moisture equipment and irrigation topics, please contact Adkins at 856-2585 ext 588.