The Oklahoma Irrigation Conference will cover many topics that will assist producers who irrigate to become more efficient managers. Topics include using the Oklahoma Mesonet to schedule irrigation, using moisture sensors in fields, and using Smartphone Apps to control center pivots and water wells. Also, Kent Wilkins from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board will be the featured speaker and will discuss how the state’s 50-Year Water Plan will impact producers who irrigate. Presentations on how to avoid mistakes when installing a center pivot, the benefits of using subsurface drip irrigation, water quality, and cotton irrigation management will also be made.
The conference will be held at the Caddo-Kiowa Technology Center in Fort Cobb on Tuesday, Aug. 19, registration begins at 9 a.m. and the conference begins at 9:30 a.m. Interested participants are asked to RSVP prior to Aug. 14. An online registration is located at http://oces.okstate.edu/caddo/oklahoma-irrigation-conference . There is a $15 per person registration fee, but it can be paid at the door. Booths with several conference sponsors will be available and representatives will be there to discuss crop irrigation related products. A total of four Certified Crop Advisor continuing education units (CEUs) approved in the Soil and Water category will be provided.
For more information, contact the Caddo County OSU Extension Office at 405-247-3376 or at their website; http://oces.okstate.edu/caddo .