Irrigation Water Management Workshop Series: Adapting to Drought Conditions

Join The Deschutes Soil and Water Conservation District (DSWCD) and OSU Extension Service for a series of workshops on improving your irrigation system and management skills in times of drought.

About this event:

The series consists of three (3) workshops combining classroom sessions with an On-Farm field application.

What you will learn:

Learn to inspect and prepare your irrigation system for the season, coordinate irrigation and fertilizer
applications, understand and manage soil moisture for optimal crop growth, gain knowledge on new
technologies and techniques to enhance your water management skills, and much more.

Workshop Series format:

Three workshops will be offered throughout the irrigation season, each with a different set of topics
building upon the previous workshop.

  • Workshop 1: covered initial inspection and startup of irrigation systems along with operational and management preparedness. Classroom session is on Thursday April 7th from 6:00PM – 8:30PM. On-Farm field day on April 9th from 9:00AM – 1:30PM.
  • Workshop 2: will cover topics such as, irrigation water scheduling, timing, moisture management, and energy use and efficiency. Classroom session is on Thursday July 21st from 6:00PM – 8:30PM. On-Farm field day is July 23rd from 9:00AM – 1:30PM.
  • Workshop 3: will examine seasonal water use, management adaptation, and tips to shut down and winterize your irrigation system. Classroom session is on Thursday September 15th from 6:00PM – 8:30PM. On-Farm field day is September 17th from 9:00AM – 1:30PM.

Hybrid (In-person/Zoom) classroom sessions:
In-person classroom sessions will be held at the Deschutes County OSU Extension Office 3800 SW Airport Way, Bldg 4. Redmond, OR 97756 and on Zoom for those who don’t want to attend the sessions in person. On-Farm Field days will be held on farms located in Terrebonne and Madras.

Registration:

This is a FREE workshop series!!!

Registration is required. Zoom link will be provided to registered participants wishing to attend remotely.

You can either register online or contact Todd Peplin, DSWCD at [email protected] or phone 541-550-6339.

Refreshments will be provided during classroom sessions and lunch will be provided during the On-Farm field sessions!

We hope you can join us!

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