Texas Alliance for Water Conservation Water College set for Jan. 18
Connecting today's producers and crop consultants with the latest in irrigation technology and research is the focus of the Texas Alliance for Water Conservation's 'Water College' on Wednesday (Jan. 18) at Lubbock's Memorial Civic Center (1501 Mac Davis Lane).
TAWC Project Director Rick Kellison notes that registration for the event begins at 8:30 a.m. with the program starting at 8:50 a.m. It is free of charge, CEU credit will be given and lunch will be provided. The program concludes at 4 p.m.
Among the highlight presentations will be a discussion on using PET or potential evapotranspiration to maximize profit potential in limited irrigation scenarios, as well as research results from TAWC producer Glenn Schur's farm near Plainview. Other talks will focus on crop management for cotton, corn and grain sorghum; and beef sustainability and implications for cattlemen.
In addition, local irrigation supply companies, farm equipment dealers, farm credit businesses and commodity groups will have display booths and be available to answer questions and give details to participants. Sponsors for this event Bayer Crop Science; Sorghum Checkoff; Cotton Inc.; DuPont Pioneer; Texas Corn Producers; Diversity D Irrigation Services; High Plains Underground Water District; Plains Cotton Growers; Ag Workers Insurance; Valley Irrigation; Equipment Supply; Zimmatic Irrigation Services; Hurst Farm Supply; Nelson Tomcar; Texas Grain Sorghum Producers; Eco-Drip; Grower's Source; AquaSpy; Dow AgroScience; Netafim Dragonline; City Bank; Happy State Bank; Plains Capital State Bank; Texas Panhandle Organics; Bronze Sponsors; Ag Texas Farm Credit; and Capital Farm Credit.
The TAWC project is a partnership of area producers, data collection technologies, and collaborating partners that includes industries, universities, and government agencies. The project uses on-farm demonstrations of cropping and livestock systems to compare the production practices, technologies, and systems that can maintain individual farm profitability while improving water use efficiency with a goal of extending the life of the Ogallala Aquifer while maintaining the viability of local farms and communities.
All production-related decisions are made by the more than 20 producers involved in the project. The project field sites involve more than 6,000 acres in Castro, Crosby, Deaf Smith, Floyd, Hale, Lamb, Lubbock, Parmer and Swisher counties. These sites represent the range of agricultural practices including monoculture cropping systems; crop rotations; no-till, limited-till and conventional tillage practices; land application of manure; and fully integrated crop and livestock systems.
Written by Norman Martin
CONTACT: Rick Kellison, Project Director, Texas Alliance for Water Conservation Project, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2774 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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