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Micro (Drip) Irrigation for Small Vegetable Farms
April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service – part of USDA) is putting on a webinar on micro-irrigation – drip irrigation for small farms. They are aiming it at vegetable producers, including with high tunnels, but the information will apply across crops.
Access to capital, reliable water with acceptable quality, and initial design and installation are a few of the challenges facing adoption of micro-irrigation in small farms. Proper operation and maintenance are equally important. Observations suggest there is a lack of desire on the part of most third-party designers to engage small settings and a need for enhancing farmers’ technical knowledge of micro systems. This webinar is intended to enhance in-house awareness of key planning and design considerations for micro-irrigation in small farms with participants also exposed to design tools, templates, and other information resources, handouts, and factsheets.