Published June 15, 2022
Speaker: Steve Melvin, Irrigated Cropping Systems Extension Educator, UNL
Moderator: Jay Rempe, senior economist, Nebraska Farm Bureau
The latest National Weather Service long-term forecast for Nebraska calls for a hot and dry summer, meaning the state’s drought is likely to continue. As such, effectively managing irrigation during the growing season will be paramount for a successful crop. Irrigation scheduling, consistent application rates, soil water monitoring, energy costs, and more factor into effective water management.
This webinar will focus on water and irrigation management during drought. Steve Melvin, an Irrigated Cropping Systems Extension Educator located in Central City with the University of Nebraska, will discuss factors irrigators should keep in mind when managing irrigation applications this year. Steve’s work focuses on working with farmers to conserve water and effectively manage their irrigation equipment. Proper pressure, soil water monitoring, irrigation timing, end of season applications, and other water management factors will be discussed.