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USDA-ARS Water Management & Systems Research Unit 2018 Field Day (Greeley, CO)
August 9, 2018 @ 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