Irrigation Workshops for Winter 2014

MSUE is providing 11 irrigation training opportunites around the state focusing on irrigation for resposible water use.
Irrigated Corn

Listing of training options:

Go to http://events.anr.msu.edu/irrigation/ to register!

 

The all day workshops will have registration starting at 8:30 with the session
starting at 9:00 and ending at 3:30 PM.

 

Click on the program name for each secion to see the agenda for that session.
Detailed agenda for the morning session is displayed after the table. 

 

Area

Date

Location

Site Coordinators

Session Coordinator

Target audience

First PM session

Second PM session

Third PM session

 

Ottawa Co

West Michigan Ag Irrigators Conference

Register with Ottawa County

February 13

Ottawa Co Fillmore Admin Bldg

West Olive

Tom Dudek

Register with Ottawa County

Judy Hanson

616-994-4548

hanson26

@msu.edu

All large volume users

Ottawa proactive water management

Controlled drainage to enhance aquifer recharge

Irrigation management to reduce water use.

Crop selection, app methods rotation

 

South Central

Irrigation for Responsible Water Use

NO Charge

February 14

AM only

session

MSU Extension Office, 570 Marshall Coldwater

Lyndon Kelley
269-467-5511
kelleyl@msu.edu

 

Lyndon Kelley

Steve Miller

Field crops proactive water management

Controlled drainage to enhance aquifer recharge - Larry Brown – OSU (9:00 AM session)

Estimating irrigation impact to the watershed - Chris Hoard, USGS (10:00 AM session)

Irrigation management to reduce water use.

Crop selection, app methods rotation (11:00 AM session)

 

South West

Irrigation for Responsible Water Use

February 25

Fair Grounds

 Cassopolis

Lyndon Kelley
269-467-5511
kelleyl@msu.edu

Kelley/Mackellar/ Longstroth

Field Crops and bluebarries Chemigation / Fertigation where does it fit and what do you need? Estimating irrigation impact to the watershed Nutrient management of irrigated crops  

South West

Producing High-yielding Soybeans on Irrigated Course Textured Soils

No Charge

March 6

Blue Gate Shipshewana IN

Mike Staton
269-673-0370
staton@msu.edu

Lyndon Kelley, Mike Staton, Steve Miller

Soybean Growers Not standard program

Sponsored by the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee

 

 

 

Northwest Michigan Tree Fruit Irrigation Workshop

Payment at NWMH

March 12

NWM Hort Station,

Traverse City

Nikki Rothwell
231-946-1510
rothwel3@msu.edu

 Contact Jackie Baase to register

baase@msu.edu

269-946-1510

Not standard program -

see Flier

 

 

 

 

North Central

Basic of Irrigation Management

CANCELED

March 13

Denton Twp Hall, Prudenville

Christina Curell
231-745-2732
curellc@msu.edu
Christina Curell

Overhead

An in-depth look at irrigation feasibility and management
in  North Central Michigan

Irrigation management on soils with differing soil textures,
application volumes that reduce run-off

Nutrient management of irrigated crops

 

South East

Irrigation
Workshop with overhead and drip breakout

March 17

Cabalas

Dundee

Lina Rodriguez
517-264-5310
rodri408@msu.edu

Lyndon Kelley

Overhead

 

Where to get large volume water - retention ponds Avoiding Large well small well conflict

Chemigation / Fertigation Where does it fit and what do you need?

Irrigation and food safety

 

Lina Rodriguez

Drip - micro

Design,  use and maintenance

Irrigation and disease

Irrigation and food safety

 

East Central

Irrigation
Workshop with overhead and drip breakout

March 18

Bavarian Inn Frankenmuth

Ben Phillips
989-758-2500
phill406@msu.edu

Marilyn Thelen

Dan Rossman

Phil Katz

Steve Poindexter

Dan Rossman

Overhead

Pasture, Field crop including

Sugar Beets

Where to get large volume water - retention ponds - Avoiding Large well/small well conflict

Irrigation management of fine textured soils, application volumes reducing run-off

Irrigation and food safety

 

Ben Phillips

Drip - micro

Plasticulture economics

Design,  use, scheduling, and maintenance of drip and micro systems

Irrigation and disease

Irrigation and food safety

 

South West

Irrigation
Workshop with overhead and drip breakout

March 19

English Hills Country Club

Grand Rapids

Ron Goldy
269-944-1477
goldy@msu.edu

Mark Longstroth Ben Werling

 

Lyndon

Overhead

 

Chemigation / Fertigation

Checklist for irrgation planning

Irrigation and disease

Irrigation and food safety

Irrigation for Forst Protection

 

Ron, Mark and Ben

Drip - micro

Plasticulture economics

Design,  use and maintenance of drip and micro systems

Irrigation and disease

Irrigation and food safety

 


 2014 Irrigation Meeting Core Option

AM sessions listed below – PM sessions can be commodity or region specific topics
Lyndon Kelley, Christina Curell and Steve Miller will present the AM session

Large Volume Water User-Rights, Responsibilities and Requirements in a Riparian State - about 60 min

·         Capacity to pump 70 gpm defines the land owner a large volume water user

·         Register new water withdrawals annually

·         Report large volume water use by the month

·         Compensation for neighboring negatively affected small wells

·         Restrictions on surface water transfers to non-riparian properties

·         Avoiding an adverse resource impact on area streams

·         Large volume water sources and availability

·         Beneficial use and dependence on positive economic returns

-            Add items for your region or audience

Soil and Water relationship important to Irrigation – about 60 min

·         Soil and water terminology

·         Water holding capacity

·         Instantaneous infiltration rate.

·         Soil water movement

·         Soil water monitoring sensors and practical use data (what does that number mean?)

Introduction to Irrigation Best Management Practices – about 30 min

·         Irrigation scheduling

·         Application uniformity

·         Irrigation GAAMPS-maintaining  your right to farm protection

·         Fertigation/chemigation practicality

·         Nitrogen/fertility management using irrigation