UACES Facebook Pipe planning/irrigation workshop set for March 16

Pipe planning/irrigation workshop set for March 16

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By Mary Hightower 
U of A System Division of Agriculture 

Fast facts:

  • Irrigation workshop 10-noon at UAM College of Technology, McGhee
  • No cost to attend
  • RSVP by calling the Desha County Extension Office at 870-222-7265

 McGEHEE, Ark. – Producers can learn more about how Pipe Planner can make their crop irrigation more efficient while saving on water and electricity at a workshop set for March 16 at the University of Arkansas-Monticello College of Technology at McGehee.

Polypipe irrigation
PIPED -- Polypipe irrigation in an Arkansas soybean field. (U of A System Division of Agriculture file photo)

The workshop starts at 10 and runs until noon. The UAM College of Technology is at 1609 East Ash Street, next to McGehee High School on Arkansas Highway 1. There’s no cost to attend. Participants may RSVP by calling the Desha County Extension Office at 870-222-7265 and mentioning Pipe Planner.

The workshop will be led by Mike Hamilton, extension irrigation instructor for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, with agents from surrounding counties assisting.

“Pipe Planner is a great tool to help producers make the most of their water,” said Steve Kelley Drew County extension staff chair for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “It’s much more user friendly than previous computerized tools – and it’s free.”

For more information on crop production, contact your county extension office or visit www.uaex.edu.

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 the Jefferson County Extension Office as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.  

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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By Mary Hightower
The Cooperative Extension Service
U of A System Division of Agriculture

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

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