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Feb. 27, 2018
By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture
(Newsrooms: with images https://flic.kr/s/aHsmdsVLk6 )
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STUTTGART, Ark. – Producers getting ready for 2018 row crop growing season have plenty
of opportunities to sharpen their water management skills through schools being offered
by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
The Division of Agriculture is offering three schools: one for using Multiple Inlet
Rice Irrigation, one for soil moisture sensors and the third which is both Surge and
Soil Moisture Sensor School that covers surge valve use and layout as well as the
basics of soil moisture sensors and how to use them to schedule irrigation.
The number of participants for each school is limited to 12-15 people. The rice irrigation
schools cover how to use a mobile app and electronic levee files to design for poly
pipe in rice fields and how to get the data from the tractor to the app. There is
no cost for the rice irrigation school.
The $400 cost of the Surge and Soil Moisture school includes eight sensors, a slide
hammer installation tool and a manual reader for those that do not have the tools
needed to use sensors. Participants construct sensors and install them as part of
Chris Henry, associate professor-Irrigation with the University of Arkansas System
Division of Agriculture, said industry has provided a deep discount on the supplies
need to get started with sensors, so that participants can get the tools they need
to use sensors effectively
Surge Valve and Soil Moisture Sensor Schools
Soil moisture sensor school
Multiple Inlet Rice Irrigation App School
For more information on irrigation, contact your county extension office or visit
About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen
agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption
of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative
Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work
within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas
System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal
access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to
participate or need materials in another format, please contact the county extension
office listed as part of the session you plant to attend as soon as possible. Dial
711 for Arkansas Relay.
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Media Contact: Mary HightowerDir. of Communication ServicesU of A System Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service(501) firstname.lastname@example.org