Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Drip Irrigation School IST


Some of IFAS's finest faculty! Bob Hochmuth (SmallFarms mastermind), Kelly Morgan (UF Agricultural BMP coordinator), Lincoln Zotarelli (Vegetable crop expert and irrigation guru), and George Hochmuth (Fertlizer/irrigation expert and all around great guy)- just to name a few!


Drip Irrigation School (more info on drip)

Day 1
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Check-in & Snacks: Refreshments will be provided
Conference Room
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Welcome: Introduction of Speaker Line-Up, Introduction of Attendees
Kelly Morgan
Conference Room
9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Drip Irrigation System Design, Components, and Installation
Mark Burgess
Start in Conference Room
11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Break: Refreshments will be provided
Conference Room
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Soil Water Holding Capacity 101
Kelly Morgan
Conference Room
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch will be provided
Conference Room/ Pole Barn
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Irrigation Scheduling: Basic Principles of soil water holding capacity – field capacity, permanent wilting point, available water content, evapotranspiration, demo with soil columns for water movement in Florida soils. Determining and Scheduling Irrigation, Fertigation Events, Splitting Irrigation Events, Tools and Techniques – Use of Soil Moisture Based Sensors to Monitor Soil Moisture Levels – TDRs, Tensiometer, Gypsum Blocks/Granular Matrix Sensors
Lincoln Zotarelli/Mace Bauer
Conference Room/Outside
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Break: Refreshments will be provided
Conference Room
3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Developing a Fertilizer Management Plan for Drip Irrigated Crops and Complying with BMP Requirements (Calculations)
George Hochmuth,
Conference Room
5:00 p.m.
Adjourn for Day 1


(The classes will be held at the Center’s Farm location, 8202 County Road 417, Live Oak, FL 32060)


November 18-19, 2014


UF IFAS Extension Faculty can register on PDEC. If you plan to attend - let Aparna Gazula know at   

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