USDA-ARS Hosting Limited Irrigation Research Farm Field Day 2019 in Greeley on August 22nd – FREE EVENT

USDA-ARS Central Plains Limited Irrigation Research Farm /Water Management & Systems Research Unit – Field Day 2019

Address: 30900 CR 45, Greeley, Colorado (SE corner of CR45 and CR64) click for map

When: Thursday, August 22nd, 9am – 2pm.

  • Coffee, donuts, and discussion (9:00am – 9:30am)
  • Field tours and demonstrations (9:30am – 11:30pm)
  • Lunch and discussion (11:30am to 2:00pm)

Topics/events:

  • Irrigation scheduling experiment and demonstration with new technology
  • Demonstration of UAV-based remote sensing (canopy temperature, stress, & cover)
  • Demonstration of how crops respond to drought and how they can be designed to perform better
  • Estimating consumptive use (evapotranspiration) under deficit irrigation
  • Measurements to manage and document (monitor) consumptive use savings and support Alternative Ag Water Transfer Methods (including remote sensing)
  • Use of alternative crops to reduce farm water needs

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By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.