How to Get More Crop Per Drop:
Using Soil Moisture Sensors and Variable Rate Irrigation to Increase Efficiency
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Learn more about the benefits of increased irrigation efficiency through the use of soil moisture sensors and variable rate irrigation in Southwest Georgia and the Florida Panhandle in this free webinar. Led by the irrigation experts at the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District and University of Georgia's Stripling Irrigation Park, you will learn:
- The importance of irrigation management
- Irrigation technology options available
- Levels of investment required
- Benefits of increased irrigation management
- Costs associated with basic management
- Resources available
By registering for this webinar you will be able to view the webinar when it airs live at 1 pm Eastern on October 24 or view it on-demand at a later date. You will receive an email notification when the webinar becomes available for on-demand viewing or watch it on Irrigation Station along with many other resources including the Irrigation Spotlight series and resource guides as well as connect with local irrigation experts.
Casey is a sixth-generation farmer from Mitchell County, Georgia. She farms with her father, Glenn Cox. Their family farm, Longleaf Ridge, produces sweet corn, peanuts, corn, soybeans and pine trees along the Flint River. Casey has also managed the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District, serving as Executive Director for over 5 years. In this role, she has developed and directed multiple projects with Federal, state, and private partners and was responsible for procuring and managing over $12 million of funding for conservation programs.
Vance Crain is the Watershed Coordinator for SARP. Vance’s work focuses on regional watershed coordination amongst various partners and implementing a variety of restoration and agricultural BMP projects. Vance has managed a variety of projects specific to the Chipola, lower Flint and overall ACF River basin to benefit a host of endemic species. He has worked to facilitate the implementation of agricultural BMPs and has experience working on the ground directly with local farmers to improve partner relations and build public support for environmental stewardship on working lands.
Since 2008, Perry has been superintendent of the Stripling Irrigation Research Park (SIRP) while also continuing to serve as a public service faculty with the UGA CAES. Perry conducts research and extension projects related to advanced irrigation scheduling and variable rate irrigation (VRI) and works with numerous scientists to host their projects at the Stripling Park. These projects are related to irrigation timing, development of irrigation scheduling tools, crop response to irrigation, chemigation and fertigation. Perry and the Stripling Park host well over 1000 visitors annually.