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2018 Oklahoma Irrigation Conference: March 8

March 8 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm MST


Southern Plains agricultural producers looking to get the most out of their water-​use investment should register now to attend the Oklahoma Irrigation Conference on March 8, in Weatherford, OK. Conference sessions will include irrigation management of corn and sorghum, water use in wheat-​canola rotations under different grazing and tillage practices, how the Oklahoma Mesonet can benefit crop water use, maximizing energy and water efficiency with center pivot irrigation systems, soil and water quality considerations relative to irrigation, irrigation management techniques for peanut production, understanding cotton irrigation requirement and using soil moisture sensors to improve irrigation, among others.

The conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m. at the Pioneer Cellular Event Center, located at 900 N. 75th St., north of Interstate 40 on the campus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Registration is $15 per participant. Attendees are asked to pre-​register no later than Feb. 28.

Saleh Taghvaeian, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension water resources specialist, said producers should think of the conference as “one-​stop shopping” where they can receive the latest research-​based insights and information about many irrigation-​related subjects.

“Water is among the most important and in-​demand resources in any state,” he said. “That means informed decision-​making is a must for agricultural producers. Participants will not only have an opportunity to hear and interact with some of the region’s top experts but also to compare notes with other producers who may be in a situation similar to their own.”

In addition to agricultural producers, individuals interested in earning continuing education units also should consider attending this conference, as 4.5 Certified Crop Advisor CEUs are offered in the soil and water management category.

This text was copied from a detailed press release with additional info including a link to the registration form for this event.