An irrigation water management workshop will be held on May 17 at the Huntington Senior Citizen Center, 176 West 100 North, from 5-8 p.m.
This workshop is designed to help irrigators achieve optimum efficiency with their irrigation systems. While this workshop is intended for all agriculture producers in Carbon and Emery counties with sprinkling irrigation systems already installed and who also have USDA/NRCS irrigation contracts, any person interested in irrigation is welcome to attend.
USDA contracts require attendance at an irrigation water management workshop and also the keeping of water usage records for at least three years in order to meet the contract obligations.
Topics of discussion will include: USDA farm bill issues; soil, water and plant management/relationships - including how to measure soil moisture and crop water needs; record keeping techniques; on-line sources of information, helpful hints for operation and maintenance of new irrigation systems. Time will be spent in a classroom setting and in the "field".
The workshop is sponsored and taught by: San Rafael Conservation District, Green River Conservation District, Price River Watershed Conservation District, UACD Zone 7, USU Extension Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Utah Division of Water Quality.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Another workshop is planned for Sept. 20 in Price during the Castle Country Economic Summit.
For further information contact your local USU extension office - 636-3235, 381-2381 or the conservation districts at 637-0041, ext. 28, 381-2300, ext. 101 or 113.