Growers in the North Carolina region can attend a workshop to learn more about irrigation. The event, Tools and Technology for Irrigation Management in Container and Field Nurseries, takes place June 15 at the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, N.C.
Registration is $45 and $5 of every registration will be donated to the JC Raulston Arboretum. The event begins at 8 a.m. with opening remarks from Dr. Anthony LeBude, North Carolina State University. Several other speakers from the University of Tennesee, Michigan State University, University of Maryland, the University of Florida, and Virginia Tech University are on tap to discuss for the symposium. Lunch will be provided. Speakers and attendees will also tour two nearby nurseries in the afternoon: Currin's Nursery and Panther Creek Nursery.
For the full schedule of speakers and topics, click here.
The event was designed to present a comprehensive introduction to available tools to evaluate, manage, and control your irrigation system. Several speakers will illustrate successful examples as well as the limitations of various irrigation management systems installed at nurseries and greenhouses across the southeast U.S.
Attendees will learn how to expand production when current water supplies are limiting, reduce crop production times and apply fewer pesticides, as well as obtain a comprehensive understanding and critical evaluation of all irrigation technologies available to you right now to save water and money in nursery production. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about irrigation strategies from the researchers who developed, implemented, or evaluated them.
To register and for more information, go to this link.