February 12, 2013
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
CCE Ontario County
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424
$50.00 after January 31
$40.00 if paid before January 31
At the Door
$50.00 but payment must be received prior to the event
CCE Ontario County and Cornell Vegetable Program
email Nancy Anderson
Drip Irrigation: Systems, Techniques, and Tips for Small FarmsFebruary 12, 2013
After a hot, dry season, vegetable and fruit growers are realizing climate change might change their needs for supplemental water to ensure profitability. Drip irrigation is the most efficient use of water for maximum benefit for crop health, but only if the system is set up right to start.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County, in cooperation with the Cornell Vegetable Program, is offering this in-depth introduction to drip irrigations systems, generally for small farm applications. Penn State University irrigation specialist Bill Lamont will present tips and strategies for planning and designing a suitable irrigation system, plus maintenance and operations issues. Cornell University's Steve Reiners will cover irrigation timing for maximum benefit, how drip irrigation influences the health and marketability of vegetables, and how soil management plays an important role in getting the most out of irrigation.
This workshop will also cover water source management and tips for controlling weeds and algae in irrigation ponds.
$40.00 per person*, if paid by January 31.
$50.00 per person*, after January 31.
Registration includes a full lunch, handouts, and answers from experts. Register and pay online here or mail in the registration form and payment (flyer and form below). Payment must be received in advance of the event.
* Two or more people from the same farm must register separately.
Drip Irrigation Flyer & Form (PDF; 114KB)