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Jul

Click here to see the USDA-ARS WMSRU Field Day 2017 flyer 

When: Thursday, August 3, 9am – 1pm
-Field tours and Demonstrations, 9am – 12pm (last tour starts at 11am; tour duration: ~1 hour)
-Lunch (provided by Sponsors) following tours from 11am till 1pm
Where: USDA Central Plains Limited Irrigation Research Farm

The Field Day will highlight research to maximize productivity with limited irrigation water and practices for monitoring and managing limited irrigation water.

Topics will include:
-Yield expectations with reduced irrigation
-Measurement of plant water stress
-Drought tolerance among multiple corn maize varieties
-UAV-based remote sensing & irrigation scheduling via canopy temperature demonstration
-Estimating consumptive use (evapotranspiration) with deficit irrigation

Measurements to manage and document (monitor) consumptive use savings and support Alternative Ag Water Transfer Methods (including remote sensing)

 

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