Irrigated Field Crops Update

Date: February 9, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Falmouth Community Center, 219 E Prosper Rd, Falmouth, MI 49632
Contact: Farm Services Inc. - 989-352-8411 or Lyndon Kelley - kelleyl@anr.msu.edu or 269-535-0343

Register by calling Farm Services, Inc. at 989-352-8411.

8:30 a.m. - Welcome

9:00 a.m.

  • Irrigation Scheduling (Steve Miller/Lyndon Kelley)
    • Checkbook Irrigation Scheduling
    • Soil Moisture Monitoring
    • Interpreting and integrating results
  • Michigan Water Policy and Irrigation Implications (Steve Miller/Lyndon Kelley)

    • Michigan riparian doctrine, water rights conflicts
    • Michigan Large Volume Water Withdrawal (LQW) Registration and reporting system
    • Water Withdrawal Assessment Tool and site-specific review process
    • Unregistered (LQWW) - new opportunities
  • Using Irrigation for Fertilizer and Chemical Application (Steve Miller/Lyndon Kelley)

    • Chemigation equipment, backflow and required safety equipment
    • Irrigation for germination and incorporating chemicals

10:30 - Break

10:45 a.m.

  • Irrigated Crop Management  (Bruce MacKellar/Fred Springborn)
    • Achieving adequate stands and hybrid selection in irrigated or highly productive corn
    • Managing Nitrogen, Sulfur, Phosphorus and Potassium in irrigated soils
    • Emerging Pest Problems

11:45 a.m.

  • Local Extension Educators and MAEAP Tech

12:30 p.m. - Lunch (provided by Farm Services Inc.)

Irrigators, crop consultants, irrigation industry professionals and agricultural agency personnel can all benefit from this program.

2018 Falmouth Irrigation Update Flier

Credits available: 1 Phase 1 MAEAP, 3 RUP

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