UD Irrigation Field Day set for Aug. 20

August 3, 2014

The University of Delaware College of Agriculture & Natural Resources and Delaware Cooperative Extension will hold an Irrigation Field Day starting at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the Warrington Irrigation Research Farm on the corners of Route 5 and Delaware 290, Cool Spring Road/Hurdle Ditch Road, four miles south of Harbeson. Signs will be posted.

The program invites farmers, industry professionals and the general public to tour UD’s Warrington Irrigation Research Farm. UD irrigation engineer James Adkins, along with Sussex County agent Cory Whaley and Kent County agent Phillip Sylvester, will present the following: First-year Experiences with Subsurface Drip Irrigation; The Potential for Variable Rate Center Pivot Irrigation; Soil Moisture Monitoring as a Tool to Refine Irrigation Management; Irrigated Corn, Full Season and Double; and Soybean Irrigation Research Plots.

For more information, contact Karen Adams at 302-856-2585, Ext. 540.

Research is sponsored by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Delaware Soybean Board, Maryland Grain Producers, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Vincent Farms.