Deficit irrigation workshop offered in Morgan County — The Sterling Journal Advocate

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From the CSU Extension Office (Wilma Trujillo) via The Sterling Journal Advocate:

Colorado State University Extension is offering a continuing education program on “Alternative Agricultural Water Transfer Methods: Deficit irrigation monitoring.”

This hands-on experience workshop is aimed to educate and train crop producers, crop consultants, water managers, users and regulators on the principles, advantages and disadvantages (including limitations) of selected water management techniques to quantify water balance components and consumptive use under different deficit irrigation levels. Colorado State University Extension specialist, Dr. José Chávez, Dr. Allan Andales, Joel Schneeklot, and Dr. Aymm Elhaddad, will provide information on the methods to estimate and measure crop water use or evapotranspiration and how to use the techniques for managing deficit irrigation regimes and documenting water balance components.

This one-day water management technical program will be held at the Country Steak Out Restaurant in Fort Morgan on April 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The workshop offers 5 CEUs for certified crop advisor at no cost.

For registration, please contact the Morgan County Extension Office at 970 542-3540 or coopex_morgan@mail.colostate.edu or Wilma Trujillo at wilma.trujillo@ colostate.edu. Registration is free and lunch will be provided at no cost. Please RSVP by April 15; space and hand-outs are limited.

This program is sponsored by Colorado State University Extension, Colorado Water Conservation Board, Northern Water Conservancy District, West Greeley Conservation District and Central Colorado Water Conservancy District.

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