UACES Facebook Soil moisture sensors, irrigation water management topic of July 3 Soil and Water Conservation virtual field trip

Soil moisture sensors, irrigation water management topic of July 3 Soil and Water Conservation virtual field trip

July 1, 2019

By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture 

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LITTLE ROCK – Learn about the technological advances that will help growers increase irrigation efficiency and maintain sustainability during a Soil and Water Conservation Virtual Field Trip set for July 3.

The virtual field trip will be broadcast live via Zoom from the Judd Hill Foundation Farm beginning at 9 a.m. There is no cost to register, but participants will be required to download an app. Full instructions will be sent when registration is complete. Register at https://bit.ly/Judd-Hill-Soil-Water-Virtual-Field-Trip.

“This is an opportunity for produces to learn about moisture sensor use, pipe planner programs and how it all fits into irrigation water management,” said Mike Hamilton, extension irrigation instructor for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. 

Presenters  are:

  • Mike Gibson, Judd Hill Foundation Trustee
  • Michele L. Reba from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service
  • Arlene Adviento-Borbe, USDA-ARS
  • Mike Hamilton, U of A System Division of Agriculture
  • Robert Goodson, U of A System Division of Agriculture
  • Charlotte Bowie, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service

This field trip is presented by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

For more information about irrigation management, contact your county extension office or visit www.uaex.edu.

About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact mkhamilton@uaex.edu  as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay. 

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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
mhightower@uaex.edu

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