|UNL Water Saving Field Day; August 1, Imperial|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Thursday, 21 July 2011 14:50|
By Robert Tigner
The program will start at 5 p.m. MDT August 1 with a meal. The field is located on the northeast side of the intersection of Road 736 and Avenue 334.
To get to the field from Imperial head 1 mile east of intersection of Nebraska Highway 61 and US Highway 6. Turn south onto Avenue 334 and the plot is 3/8 of a mile south on the east side.
The field tour topics will include: Using Canopy Sensors to Ideally Manage Nitrogen and Water Application, Pesticide Applications: Making the Most of Your Investment, Crop Residue Management, Water Conservation, and Economic Analysis of Water Management Strategies.
Program speakers include: Simon van Donk, UNL Irrigation and Water Resources Specialist; Greg Kruger, Cropping Systems Specialist; and Tim Shaver, Nutrient Management Specialist; Robert Tigner; UNL Extension Educator, and Brian Strauch, UNL Extension Educator.
“With today’s tight irrigation water allocations and high input costs, producers are looking for better irrigation strategies to achieve the most from the water they have and the nitrogen they apply,” stated Steve Melvin, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension Educator.
The program will teach methods to help you get the most effective use out of your irrigation water and energy dollars, by focusing on methods to apply the optimal amount of water and nitrogen, along with methods of conserving water.
“The Irrigation Strategies Field Tour focuses on showing farmers and crop consultants management strategies to optimize the use of the nitrogen and water applied,” Melvin said. His goal is to make irrigation decisions as easy as keeping fuel in the tank using a fuel gauge.