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USDA-​ARS Water Management & Systems Research Unit 2018 Field Day (Greeley, CO)

August 9 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm MDT

USDA-​ARS Water Management & Systems Research Unit Research Presentations & Field Day 2018

When: Thursday, August 9, 9am – 2pm

· Coffee, donuts, research presentations: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

· Field tours and demonstrations: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

· Lunch provided from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with U.S. Senator Cory Gardner

Where: USDA-​ARS Central Plains Limited Irrigation Research Farm

30900 CR 45, Greeley, Colorado (SE corner of CR45 and CR64) click for map

Topics will include:

· Corn grain yield expectations with reduced irrigation

· Measuring plant water stress

· Assessing drought tolerance among corn varieties

· UAV-​based remote sensing & irrigation scheduling: 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)

· Posters of computer models and other research in the Unit