Monday, June 27, 2016 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
University of Delaware
Carvel Research and Education Center, Thurman Adams Research Farm
16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, DE Meet at the Picnic Grove
As part of the University of Delaware Beginning Farmer Workshop series a workshop on irrigation basics will be held on Monday, June 27. James Adkins, agricultural engineer with the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension will lead the workshop.
Topics and activities will include:
Types of Irrigation – drip, hand move pipe, travelling gun, pivot
Tour the farm to see various types demonstrated
Flow and pressure requirements for each.
Setup Labor and economics discussion
Well/Pumps – pros and cons of centrifugal vs submersibles for use with each type of irrigation.
Crop water demands vs application demands
Water needs, timing, application method versus evaporation and disease.
Drip System Design
Pressure regulators, filters
Tape emitter sizes and spacing, flowrate, length of run
Trunk line design and layout, valving
Connection and hookup
Management, run times, pulsing, automatic controls
Injectors – pumps, siphons etc,
Products and timing
To register email Tracy Wootten (email@example.com) or leave a message at (302) 236-0298.