Virtual Irrigation Schools 2021
- Learn how to construct, interpret, install and use soil moisture monitoring to make irrigation decisions.
- The course covers basic irrigated soils, how to interpret sensors, how to initiate and terminate irrigation using sensors.
- How to use the UA mobile app and factsheets to interpret sensors.
- When to initiate and schedule the last irrigation of the season.
There is no cost to register or attend the schools.
However, for the soil moisture sensor school, participants can build sensors as part of the school between the two sessions. Equipment for the school is discounted and provided so that participants can have everything they need to use sensors for the first time. If you already have a sensor or have been through the class before, you are welcome to attend and share your experience.
- Materials are optional.
- Cost of the optional materials is $500 for four sensors, the reader, and a slide hammer.
- For those that would like to build a set of sensors for the class the cost is $152.
- Only pay for the items you want or need for the school.
- The materials are provided only to defray the cost of supplies and irrigation tools and for the convenience of the participants in obtaining the tools necessary to start using sensors.
- We suggest that each participant constructs at least one sensor during the school.
The DEADLINE to REGISTER is February 8, 2021. Sensor kits will be mailed out on February 9th.
What to expect in the class
Participants are expected to build a set of Watermark sensors during the virtual class after the first day, before the follow-up session.
2021 Soil Moisture Sensor school dates and times
- February 16 | 9 AM until 10:30 AM
- February 17 | 1 PM until 2:30 PM
- We will meet for 1.5 hours over two days
- Indicate during the registration if you want to purchase any of the materials for the class.
- Materials will be shipped to participants before the school.
Section 1: February 16 and 17 at 9 AM. (section full).
Section 2: February 16 and 17 at 1 PM. (email email@example.com if desire to attend, supplies no longer available).
Schools are taught by Chris Henry, Associate Professor and Water Management Engineer, firstname.lastname@example.org. Support for the soil moisture sensor irrigation schools is provided by Arkansas NRCS, Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Promotion Board, and the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board.