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Irrigation and Energy Conservation Field Day planned at Clay Center

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Sept. 3 Irrigation and Energy Conservation Field Day at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s South Central Field Laboratory near Clay Center will help producers save water and money.

Sponsored by the Nebraska Corn Board and the Nebraska Corn Growers Association in partnership with UNL Extension, the program starts with 8:30 a.m. registration and training from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Pre-registrations are requested by Aug. 27.

Participants will learn best management practices for corn production, and learn how to achieve water conservation in irrigated and dryland corn production and reduce energy use production costs, find how to maintain and, in some cases, increase yield and profitability and learn to better manage surface and groundwater irrigation.

Topics include: agricultural water management and corn production with high irrigation costs and limited water; furrow irrigation; sprinkler package selection and evaporation losses; subsurface drip irrigation in Nebraska and water supply and management Issues. A noon panel discussion will include an update on Natural Resource District integrated water management plans.

The complementary registration fee is provided in part through funding by the Nebraska Corn Board and the Nebraska Corn Growers Association. Certified Crop Advisor credits are available. For more information or to register, call (800) 529-8030, visit the Web site at http://ardc.unl.edu/corngrowers, or e-mail kglewen1@unl.edu. .


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