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Deficit Irrigation Management Workshop for Limited Annual and Multiyear Water Supplies Planned
Limitations on irrigation water supplies, rising pumping costs and commodity values, and the recent drought all require a new look at managing irrigation. Results from a long-term research program will shed light on these issues.
Workshop Focus Results will be presented from several years of research regarding management of limited irrigation water supplies. Limitations arise from allocation programs for groundwater pumping and reduced reservoir inflows for surface irrigation projects. Producers are faced with planning for annual or multi-year periods. For a multi-year period producers should adapt plans during the year depending on actual precipitation. Finally, producers are also concerned with decisions regarding investments to improve irrigation technology to abate limited water supplies.
Benefits Attending Workshop Attendees will receive tools and guidelines to plan and manage limited irrigation water supplies to maximize net returns and reduce risk. The guidelines will illustrate how managers can select strategies to maximize the value of their water supply. Recent crop responses to water stress will be examined along with the impact of irrigation pumping capacity. Guidelines are also presented when pooling of water supplies is allowed.
Location: Monsanto Water Utilization Learning Center, Gothenburg, NE
Date: Dec. 7, 2012 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Registration: begins at 8:30 a.m. Lunch is provided. $25 Registration Fee