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2018 TL Irrigation Seminar: Impacts of Irrigation in Building Rating Systems

Presented by Brent Mecham, CID, CLWM, CIC CLIA, CAIS

This presentation will provide an overview of the various methods being introduced in green building programs and the potential to influence landscape design and irrigation methods.


This course runs interactively in the learning management system and is not downloadable.Please note that you may receive 1 CEU credit only once per renewal period for this training.

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2018 TL Irrigation Seminar: Low-impact Development & Irrigation: Navigating the Maze of Regulations

Presented by Mari Garabedian

This seminar will consider smart design practices including the use of irrigation technology that meet the reduced water-use requirments.


This course runs interactively in the learning management system and is not downloadable.Please note that you may receive 1 CEU credit only once per renewal period for this training.

$35.00
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2018 TL Irrigation Seminar: Using Drones to Improve Irrigation Management

Presented by Stephen Smith, PhD, FASIC, CAIS, CLIA and Christopher Neale,

This seminar will discuss the practical applications of using unmanned areial vehicles (UAVs) including the types of sensors that are useful, analyzing the data and some basic rules for safe operation.


This course runs interactively in the learning management system and is not downloadable.Please note that you may receive 1 CEU credit only once per renewal period for this training.

$35.00
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$60.00
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2018 TL Irrigation Seminar: Weather-based Irrigation Controllers: Features That Maximize Performance

Presented by Mark Crookston, CAIS, CIC, CID, CIT, CLIA, CLWM

This seminar will consider weather-based controller features that maximize performance and how to program the controllers to achieve the maximum benefit.


This course runs interactively in the learning management system and is not downloadable.Please note that you may receive 1 CEU credit only once per renewal period for this training.

$35.00
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A Green Industry Partnership in Southern Nevada

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This webinar is worth .25 CEU in the Tier 3 - Irrigation Training category.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Dennis Gegen
Conservation Programs Coordinator
Southern Nevada Water Authority

$20.00
$40.00


Agriculture Irrigation Hydraulics Online Class

Beginner | Agriculture (4 CEUs)

Understand how water pressure is created, managed and sustained in an agricultural irrigation system. This class focuses on the relationship between flow, velocity and pressure in typical agriculture irrigation systems.


This course runs interactively in the learning management system and is not downloadable. Please note that you may receive credit only once per renewal period for this training. This class does not qualify for TCEQ.

$125.00
$200.00
$200.00
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Agriculture Sprinklers & Precipitation Rates Online Class

Beginner | Agriculture (4 CEUs)

Review various types of agricultural sprinkler systems and their specific applications. Learn to calculate precipitation rates that will be used to create efficient irrigation schedules.


This course runs interactively in the learning management system and is not downloadable. Please note that you may receive credit only once per renewal period for this training. This class does not qualify for TCEQ.

$125.00
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$200.00
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Basic Electrical Troubleshooting for Landscape Online Class

Beginner | Landscape (4 CEUs)

Learn basic electrical terminology for landscape irrigation systems and how to diagnose common electrical problems found in the field using virtual meters. Develop troubleshooting skills in this interactive class.


This course runs interactively in the learning management system and is not downloadable. Please note that you may receive credit only once per renewal period for this training. This class qualifies for TCEQ, New Jersey CECs and North Carolina CEUs.

$125.00
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$200.00
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Basics of Water Efficient Irrigation Products

What makes a product or a practice efficiently use water? What should be done to ensure the results will be as good as possible? Learn about this and more during this webinar on water-efficient irrigation products.
This session is worth one CEU in the Tier 1 - Irrigation Training category.
$35.00
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Drip Irrigation Components & Installation (SPANISH version)

Beginner | Landscape (4 CEUs)

Taught in SPANISH, this course provides an overview of advantages of drip systems, parts and components, as well as where to install line source or point source systems, pressure compensating emitters, basic design, hydrozoning and determining how many emitters per plant.


This course runs interactively in the learning management system and is not downloadable. Please note that you may receive credit only once per renewal period for this training. This class does not qualify for TCEQ. The class does count for four New Jersey CECs and WC, and North Carolina CEUs.

$125.00
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Drip Irrigation Design for Plant Establishment and Long-Term Maintenance

This webinar discusses how water applied by drip emitters moves through the soil and how soil type affects water movement both horizontally and vertically. Using this information then affects how to design a drip system for plant establishment and also account for long-term plant maintenance. This webinar is worth one CEU in the Tier 1 - Irrigation Training category.
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Efficient Irrigation to Produce Cannabinol From Hemp

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Hemp (Cannabis sativa) grown for cannabinol (CBD) is a relatively new and rapidly expanding crop. The irrigation criteria requirements to maximize hemp bud yield and cannabinoid contents have not been established. In 2018 we observed hemp production yield losses in Oregon from both excessive and insufficient irrigation. In 2019 we evaluated four progressively drier irrigation onset criteria for drip-irrigated hemp with four replicates. Water use, plant heights, nutrient status, nutrient uptake and bud cannabinoid content were measured over time. Bud yield and cannabinoid content results at harvest were used to estimate water use efficiency for cannabinol production. This webinar is worth one CEU in the Tier 1 category.
Thursday, March 25, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Clinton C. Shock, PhD
Professor and Superintendent
Malheur Experiment Station OSU

$20.00
$40.00


Electrical Safety for Center Pivot Irrigation Systems

This webinar will help you identify and troubleshoot issues on both conventional and two-wire systems including identifying tools required for troubleshooting each system; learning about the relationship between voltage, resistance and amperage; diagnosing conventional systems including parallel circuits and DC systems; and diagnosing two-wire systems.
This session is worth one CEU in the Tier 1 - Irrigation Training category.
$35.00
$50.00
$50.00
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Enhanced Water Conservation Through Pump Station Design

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Gain a deeper understanding of how an irrigation pump station and its components are critical to water conservation, monetary savings and energy efficiency within an irrigation system. This webinar will review water conservation through the design and manufacturing process of a packaged VFD pump station, as well as energy efficiency and monetary savings by using VFD and other smart irrigation components. We will also discuss the pros and cons of using various products within an irrigation system regarding water conservation and long-term monetary savings and the importance of the preconstruction design and planning stage to have effects on water conservation. This webinar is worth one CEU in the Tier 1 - Irrigation Training category.
Tuesday, February 02, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Gail Mueller
Product and Quality Management Director
Munro
Gail Mueller has been an important part of the Munro team since 1996. In her role as quality management director, Mueller establishes and maintains the process guidelines for manufacturing and operational functions to assure quality standards continue to be met. As product manager, she reviews and monitors product performance, component parts and support materials. She also oversees the Pump Smart Institute training program. When she's not at Munro, Mueller enjoys golfing in Western Colorado and traveling throughout the United States.

$20.00
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ET & Plant Factors: Dealing With Drought & Deficit Irrigation

With water use becoming increasingly scrutinized, along with the other inputs necessary to have safe playing conditions and healthy turfgrass, field managers need to be able to document their management decisions. This session will look at the relationship between plants, soils and water and what tools are available to increase water use efficiency and document conservation efforts while maintaining a high-quality sports field. A detailed look at ET data and how it can be modified to meet the specific needs of your site will be covered and how it can be used to manage water usage.

This session is worth one CEU in the Tier 1 - Irrigation Training category.
$35.00
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$50.00
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From Irrigation to Water Management

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The irrigation industry is changing every day. With rising water costs and the importance of conservation, irrigators are becoming water managers. Learn from a company that has already transitioned its policies and practices to focus on the effective and conservative use of water in residential and commercial applications. Through irrigation water use audits, regular maintenance by licensed irrigators and proper training, gain knowledge to become a leading expert in water management and conservation. This webinar is worth one CEU in the Tier 1 - Irrigation Training category.
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
D.J. Seeger
President
Seeger Water
DJ Seeger is the president of Seeger Water Corporation, a landscape irrigation development and management company based in San Antonio, Texas. He grew up in the industry working for his dad's irrigation company that was founded in 1987. After high school, he joined the company full time and assumed a role in administration; he also completed service work. Today, Seeger Water is the fastest growing irrigation company in south Texas, serving residential and commercial customers. Seeger is on the board of directors for the New Braunfels Irrigation Association and is an active voice in Texas legislation and TCEQ policy regarding water conservation and environmental sustainability.

$20.00
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Green Industry Benchmarks & Critical Numbers

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This webinar will thoroughly explain benchmarks and critical numbers for marketing, estimating, job costing, accounting and human resources. Learn how to identify these benchmarks and critical numbers as they relate to risk management, bonuses and incentives, improving production, improving profitability, and training your staff to self-manage. This webinar is worth .25 CEU in the Tier 3 - Irrigation Training category.
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Jim Huston
Owner
JR Huston Consulting, Inc.
James Huston has over 40 years of diverse business management experience and holds an MBA in finance. He is also a member of the American Society of Professional Estimators. He is a certified professional landscape estimator and is one of only two such CPLEs in the world. As a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, he held positions in finance and aviation supply inventory management and procurement. After his tour of duty with the Marines, he became a senior production control analyst for the electronics division of General Dynamics. Since 1987, he has been a management consultant to the green industry. Early in his career, he was in charge of the consulting division for Charles Vander Kooi and Associates Inc.; in 1989 he formed JR Huston Consulting. Huston has written seven books that deal specifically with the landscape, irrigation and tree care industries.

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How to Match Precipitation Rates on Rotors

This webinar will review common errors that occur in the field when rotors with different arcs are installed on the same valve. During the session, we will review the negative effects of unmatched precipitation rates; how to recognize mismatched precipitation rates; how to calculate precipitation rates; basic steps to match precipitation rates on rotors; and the ROI of matching rotor nozzle precipitation rates.
This session is worth one CEU in the Tier 1 - Irrigation Training category.
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Implementing Variable Rate Center Pivot Irrigation

The focus of this webinarr will be on providing recommended steps for the successful implementation of variable rate irrigation with a center pivot as well as how to continue being economically successful using variable rate irrigation. A brief history of VRI and key terms will be discussed.
This session is worth one CEU in the Tier 1 - Irrigation Training category.
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Introduction to Pumps Online Class

Beginner | Agriculture and Landscape (4 CEUs)

Understand when pumps are needed, how they work and how to select a pump. Explore how to extract the information from a typical pump curve, and understand how the pump interacts with the system.


This course runs interactively in the learning management system and is not downloadable. Please note that you may receive credit only once per renewal period for this training. This class does not qualify for TCEQ. This class does count for four New Jersey CECs, and North Carolina CEUs.

$125.00
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Irrigated Soils Online Class

Beginner | Landscape/Agriculture (4 CEUs)

Water is essential for plant growth, and almost all of it comes through the soil. This course introduces students to soil classification, web based soils resources and important soil properties as they relate to irrigation. They will learn about how water is retained in the soil, how the plant extracts it, how we measure water in the soil, and how salts affect available water. They will also be introduced to water movement in layered soils.


This course runs interactively in the learning management system and is not downloadable. Please note that you may receive credit only once per renewal period for this training. This class does not qualify for TCEQ. This class does count for four New Jersey CECs and WC, and North Carolina CEUs.

$125.00
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$200.00
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Irrigation Technology Management and Scheduling

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This webinar is worth one CEU in the Tier 1 category.
Thursday, March 04, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Steven R. Evett
Research Soil Scientist
USDA-ARS - Conservation & Production Research Laboratory

$20.00
$40.00


ITRC: Basic Hydraulics

Advanced | Landscape (3 CEUs)

Online course from the Irrigation Training & Research Center.

This module will teach you the core principles of how and why water moves in an irrigation system. In this module you will learn some of the basic terms as you study static and dynamic conditions. You will also learn about the equation that is used to account for the energy in a system and some basic design considerations. This class does not qualify for TCEQ. This class does count for three New Jersey CECs/WC and two North Carolina CEs.



NOTE: Instructions for accessing class should be emailed within 5 minutes of purchase
$90.00
$135.00
$135.00

ITRC: Basic Soil-Plant-Water Relationships

Intermediate | Landscape (2 CEUs)

Online course from the Irrigation Training & Research Center.

This module explains the basic relationships between water, plants and soil. Topics include: soil moisture content terms, available water holding capacity, management allowable depletion, soil moisture depletion and soil water potential. This class does not qualify for TCEQ. This class does count for two New Jersey CECs/WC and North Carolina CEs.

NOTE: Instructions for accessing class should be emailed within 5 minutes of purchase

$65.00
$100.00
$100.00

ITRC: Distribution Uniformity & Precipitation Rate

Intermediate | Landscape (1.5 CEUs)

Online course from the Irrigation Training & Research Center.

Two of the most important concepts in landscape irrigation are distribution uniformity and precipitation rate. DU refers to how evenly water is applied to a landscape. DU is used to measure the performance of an existing irrigation system and is determined through a catch can test. Precipitation rate identifies the rate at which irrigation water reaches the ground surface, and is affected by sprinkler flow rate and area of coverage. PR is an important value that is used in both system design and irrigation scheduling. This class does not qualify for TCEQ. This class does count for 1.5 New Jersey CECs/WC and 1.5 North Carolina CEs.

NOTE: Instructions for accessing class should be emailed within 5 minutes of purchase

$55.00
$90.00
$90.00

ITRC: Evapotranspiration

Intermediate | Landscape (1 CEU)

Online course from the Irrigation Training & Research Center.

A plant’s evapotranspiration rate defines how quickly water is transpired through the plant and evaporated from the soil surface. The ET rate varies based on a variety of different factors and is an important component of a good irrigation schedule. This class does not qualify for TCEQ. This class does count for one New Jersey CECs/WC and one North Carolina CEs.

NOTE: Instructions for accessing class should be emailed within 5 minutes of purchase

$40.00
$70.00
$70.00

ITRC: Irrigation System Components

Beginner | Landscape (3 CEUs)

Online course from the Irrigation Training & Research Center.

The success of an irrigation system design depends on an understanding of the components of an irrigation system and how they work within the system. Irrigation systems vary by location, size and type, but there are several general categories of components that you will need to be familiar with before designing a system. This class does not qualify for TCEQ. This class does count for three New Jersey CECs and three North Carolina CEs.

NOTE: Instructions for accessing class should be emailed within 5 minutes of purchase

$90.00
$135.00
$135.00

ITRC: Landscape Irrigation Auditor

Intermediate | Landscape (4 CEUs)

Online course from the Irrigation Training & Research Center.

Irrigation auditing is a method for inspecting and measuring how effectively sprinklers are working to apply water evenly within an irrigated area. This module goes over the five basic steps of preparing for and performing an audit on a landscape irrigation system. This class does not qualify for TCEQ. This class does count for four New Jersey CECs/WC and four North Carolina CEs.

NOTE: Instructions for accessing class should be emailed within 5 minutes of purchase

$125.00
$180.00
$180.00

ITRC: Landscape Sprinkler Design

Advanced | Landscape (8 CEUs)

Online course from the Irrigation Training & Research Center.

This module outlines the nine basic steps of creating a workable landscape irrigation system design. The program begins with collecting site data and covers computing component sizes, choosing locations for components and calculating runtimes. This class does not qualify for TCEQ. This class does count for eight New Jersey CECs/WC and eight North Carolina CEs.

NOTE: Instructions for accessing class should be emailed within 5 minutes of purchase

$250.00
$340.00
$340.00

ITRC: Scheduling for Auditors

Intermediate | Landscape (2 CEUs)

Online course from the Irrigation Training & Research Center.

The Irrigation Association provides three simple worksheets to help an auditor create an irrigation schedule: the simple schedule worksheet, the designated watering days schedule worksheet, and the soil moisture irrigation schedule worksheet. This module goes over each of the three worksheets and gives an overview of what to expect from the system controller. This class does not qualify for TCEQ. This class does count for two New Jersey CECs/WC and two North Carolina CEs.

NOTE: Instructions for accessing class should be emailed within 5 minutes of purchase

$65.00
$100.00
$100.00

ITRC: Scheduling for Sprinkler Design

Advanced | Landscape (1.5 CEUs)

Online course from the Irrigation Training & Research Center.

This module contains four tutorials that discuss scheduling irrigations after you have designed a system. The course teaches when to water, how much to water and what to expect from a system controller. This class does not qualify for TCEQ. This class does count for 1.5 New Jersey CECs/WC and 1.5 North Carolina CEs.

NOTE: Instructions for accessing class should be emailed within 5 minutes of purchase

$55.00
$90.00
$90.00

Keeping Water on Target: Impacts on Uniformity & Efficiency

IA Industry Development Director Brent Mecham, CID, CLWM, CIC, CAIS, discusses nozzle performance and different methods for measuring landscape water application. Learn about the different factors that could be affecting irrigation efficiency, including distribution uniformity, losses to overspray and deep percolation.

This session is worth one CEU in the Tier 1 - Irrigation Training category.
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$50.00
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Landscape Irrigation Hydraulics Online Class

Beginner | Landscape (4 CEUs)

Review the essentials of hydraulics for landscape irrigation, including the value and application of the “rule of 3.” This class focuses on the relationship between flow, velocity and pressure in typical landscape irrigation systems.


This course runs interactively in the learning management system and is not downloadable. Please note that you may receive credit only once per renewal period for this training. This class does not qualify for TCEQ. This class does count for four New Jersey CECs and WC, and North Carolina CEUs.

$125.00
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$200.00
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Landscape Irrigation Scheduling Online Class

Beginner | Landscape (4 CEUs)

Create and implement effective irrigation schedules that supply the right amount of water at the right time. This class reviews soil-water-plant relationships and how to manage scheduling to use water wisely to maintain the landscape.


This course runs interactively in the learning management system and is not downloadable. Please note that you may receive credit only once per renewal period for this training. This class does not qualify for TCEQ. The class does count for four New Jersey CECs and WC, and North Carolina CEUs.

$125.00
$200.00
$200.00
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Landscape Precipitation Rates Online Class

Beginner | Landscape (4 CEUs)

Use precipitation rates and matched rate zones to design and maintain effective landscape systems. Avoid problems and make better, faster decisions by understanding the rate at which a sprinkler system applies water.


This course runs interactively in the learning management system and is not downloadable. Please note that you may receive credit only once per renewal period for this training. This class does not qualify for TCEQ. This class does count for four New Jersey CECs and WC, and North Carolina CEUs.

$125.00
$200.00
$200.00
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Leveraging IoT for Ag Data

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This webinar is worth one CEU in the Tier 1 category.
Thursday, February 18, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Diganta D. Adhikari, MSCS, MSIT, PhD
Head of On-Farm IoT
Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC

$20.00
$40.00


Methods and Materials for Restraining Pipes and Fittings

This webinar discusses the various options available for restraining irrigation pipe and their associated fittings, both above and below ground. Topics include thrust blocking and joint restraint as well as when restraint is required and when it is not. The various types of pipe and how their restraining requirements are different will be discussed. Details will be shown to illustrate how the types of restraint should be installed and calculations for proper sizing of the restraints. We will also discuss why restraint is needed and the consequences of improperly or not restraining the pipe and fitting system. This webinar is worth one CEU in the Tier 1 - irrigation training category.
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Microirrigation Issues & Common Treatment Programs

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As many irrigation systems are being converted over to a microirrigation framework, and with the introduction of the Food Safety Modernization Act, farms are now seeing issues that have not surfaced in the past. This leads to potential losses in crop production/recalls of product from either plugging, biofilms and/or diseases. We will discuss how to mitigate or eliminate these potential issues revolving around microirrigation systems. This webinar is worth one CEU in the Tier 1 category.
Thursday, January 28, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Yancey Brumfield
Regional Manager
CH2O, Inc.

$20.00
$40.00


Organizational Development: Bucking the Trend

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Why is it that some companies grow to market leadership while others get stuck along the way? Only a small portion of landscape and irrigation companies grow beyond a million dollars, and of the ones that do, most get stuck never realizing their business dreams. It's not enough to be able to install or service an irrigation system. Being a great irrigation technician will only get you so far. The key to business and financial success is in becoming a great irrigation businessperson. Great businesspeople understand how to build an organization that provides structure and a process that will empower their teams. This webinar is worth .25 CEU in the Tier 3 - Irrigation Training category.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Ken Thomas
Principal
Envisor Consulting

$20.00
$40.00


Precise Irrigation With Actionable Insights From Satellites

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Farm-level satellite data has been available for decades, but it has often been in forms that are not easily translatable into actions a farmer must take on the farm. Usually, the data requires expert analysis and additional calibrations specific to local contexts for agronomical insights to be derived. This is changing fast due to the growing number of satellites imaging the earth with frequencies as high as daily and resolutions up to three feet. In addition, advancements in related fields, such as artificial intelligence, have made it possible to correlate the readings of satellites with measurable quantities on the farm level. These quantities are often resolved up to a few yards on a farm, and they range from soil moisture and nutrient levels to the prevalence of various pests and diseases. This webinar is worth one CEU in the Tier 1 category.
Thursday, February 04, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Aadith Moorthy
CEO
ConserWater Technologies

$20.00
$40.00


Pressure Regulation & Check Valves for Landscape Irrigation

This webinar discusses how pressure regulation and check valves help conserve water resources. Pressure regulation can be achieved in several different ways: at the point of connection, at the valve or at the sprinkler head. Each method has its advantages and disadvantages. Check valves help prevent low-head drainage that empties lateral pipes unnecessarily and likewise can conserve water used in the landscape.
This session is worth one CEU in the Tier 1 - Irrigation Training category.
$35.00
$50.00
$50.00
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Profitability through Sustainability: Simple Steps to Make Your Company More Sustainable While Increasing Your Profits

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We are the original "Green Industry" and sustainability is at the core of what we do, every day. This presentation will cover the basics of what sustainability is and how you can apply it to your business to increase your profits. You'll also gain an understanding of how sustainability and irrigation can work together to help our industry thrive for many years to come. This webinar is worth .25 CEU in the Tier 3 - Irrigation Training category.
Tuesday, March 02, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Warren S. Gorowitz
Director of Corporate Social Responsibility
Hunter Industries, Inc.
Warren S. Gorowitz, director of corporate social responsibility at Hunter Industries, is a 26-year respected industry leader and water efficiency and sustainability professional. He sits on numerous industry association boards and is a speaker and expert on issues related to water and sustainability in the green industry. Gorowitz provides global leadership and strategic direction in all areas of corporate social responsibility for Hunter Industries, including Hunter’s corporate social responsibility report, employee volunteer and community development programs, and Hunter’s Charitable Giving Committee. He previously served as Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply’s vice president of sustainability and maintained oversight of all sustainability initiatives and sustainable solutions products at Ewing. Gorowitz holds a Bachelor of Science in ornamental horticulture from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California, and received an Executive Master of Sustainability Leadership from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. He currently is a faculty associate at the Arizona State University School of Sustainability.

$20.00
$40.00


Pumps for Irrigation

This webinar will focus on the most common types of pumps typically used in turf and landscape irrigation. The presentation will cover the basic operating principles of these pumps as well as the mechanical and performance differences between them. The importance of collecting accurate job site information critical to selecting the correct pump for the irrigation application will be discussed. Special consideration for pump site conditions, installation and maintenance will also be presented.
This webinar is worth one CEU in the Tier 1 - Irrigation Training category
$35.00
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$50.00
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Rainwater Harvesting- Your Only Water Source

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Learn how to design and live on rainwater harvesting as your sole source of water. Sustainable Homes Inc. has built over 100 homes that use rainwater harvesting for all domestic, landscape and swimming pool needs. Learn the benefits of rainwater and how it relates to water management, native plant design and drought-tolerant turf. This webinar is worth one CEU in the Tier 1 - Irrigation Training category.
Tuesday, March 09, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Darrel Mcmaster
Owner
Sustainable Homes Inc

$20.00
$40.00


Refining the Landscape Watering Coefficients for Your Sites

This webinar reviews practical steps toward conserving water in irrigated landscapes in regions with dry climates. Proven approaches for verifying the adequacy of given irrigation management practices will also be discussed. The intent is to provide managers with increased confidence for making appropriate adjustments to their watering strategies.

This session is worth one CEU in the Tier 1 - Irrigation Training category.
$35.00
$50.00
$50.00
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Retaining the Right People at the Right Time

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Employee retention is not a one-size-fits-all program. You need to know what motivates each person to stay, their career goals and other key drivers in their career. Additionally, companies need to consider if they want to retain an individual. It might be time to let them go, even if they have been a great performer for years. Over her almost 20 years in human resources, Karen Weeks has worked with managers and leaders to help retain the right people at the right time. In this webinar, she will share her learnings and stories and provide actionable tips for the audience that they can use back at work the next day. This webinar is worth .25 CEU in the Tier 3 - Irrigation Training category.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Karen Weeks
Independent Consultant
Ordergroove
Karen D. Weeks is a strategic partner whose drive is to help companies build and scale their culture to meet their business goals and help people find their career passions. Her passion is around talent development, organizational effectiveness, individual career development and helping teams through change. Currently, Weeks is the senior vice president of people at Ordergroove and was named one of the 2020 Notable Women in Talent by Crain's New York Business. She is also a career coach, speaker, advisor to start-up companies, the published author of Setting the Stage: A Guide to Preparing for Any Feedback Conversation and host of the podcast "Getting Off the Hamster Wheel." She lives in New York City with her husband and furry babies.

$20.00
$40.00


SDI-E (Subsurface Drip Irrigation for Dairy Effluent) - Maximizing Profit and Nutrient Utilization with Drip Irrigation Systems as a Nutrient Delivery Method

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Adoption of drip systems, not only for irrigation but as a nutrient delivery tool, continues to demonstrate an attractive ROI across the United States. Row crop producers are finding that their ability to manage timing of nutrients and water awards the benefit of a significant increase to their bottom line. In the past four years, subsurface drip irrigation for effluent (SDI-E) has proven to be a more sustainable and profitable method for concentrated animal feeding operations to dispose of lagoon water and reduce commercial fertilizer costs. This webinar includes a panel of industry researchers and leading growers that are using SDI-E in their farming operations to increase yields, water and nutrient efficiency, and profitability, as well as create a more environmentally sustainable operation. This webinar is worth one CEU in the Tier 1 category.
Thursday, January 21, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
John Cardoza
Senior Product Manager
Sustainable Conservation
John Cardoza leads the organization's effort regarding nutrient management and partnering with Central Valley dairies. The effort focuses on different technologies that improve nutrient/water use efficiency and water quality, while maintaining or increasing optimal crop yields. Cardoza's deep understanding of farming is attributed to growing up on a family farm near Modesto, California, and his experience working with diverse agricultural sectors. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in agribusiness from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Ladi Asgill
Senior Agronomist
Sustainable Conservation
Ladi Asgill is senior agronomist and Certified Crop Advisor with Sustainable Conservation, an environmental organization based in San Francisco and Modesto, California. Asgill has over 20 years of experience addressing production and environmental challenges in California agriculture. Over the past 14 years, he has led partnerships with farmers, government agencies, regulators and private industry to pioneer innovative market-based technologies that address California's air, water quality and water supply issues, with a particular focus in the dairy and tree nut sectors. He is currently working with farmers, scientists and irrigation districts to research and implement on-farm recharge methods that address overdrafted groundwater water basins. His is also partnering with Netafim USA to improve methods for effectively utilizing liquid manure nutrients with drip irrigation systems in order to reduce nitrate leaching while also providing dairy producers with a cost-effective alternative to synthetic fertilizers. Asgill has a master's in agricultural economics from Texas A&M University and an agribusiness MBA from Santa Clara University. He is also an alumni of California's Agricultural Leadership Foundation.
Mike McRee
Owner
McRee Dairies
Domonic Rossini
Agronomic Relationship Manager
Netafim USA
Domonic Rossini is an agronomic relationship manager for Netafim USA and works with all levels of customers to maximize the benefits of drip/micro irrigation systems. His responsibilities include training and education, supporting growers, and special projects such as effluent water systems, variable rate irrigation systems and SDI on forage crops. Before joining Netafim in 2015, he led the research and deployment of mechanization and ranch management for Sunview Vineyards. Raised on a family farm, Rossini is still an active farmer. He resides in Modesto, California, with his wife and two children.
Richard Mayo
CFO
DeJager Dairy
Nate Ray
General Manager
DeJager Farms
Nate Ray is the general manager for DeJager Farms in Chowchilla, California. DeJager Farms grows 17,000 acres of alfalfa, wheat and corn forage for their 25,000 dairy cows across eight dairy operations in the California Central Valley. Ray has been involved in the SDI-E project from the first day and will be sharing the transition from flood to SDI, both the challenges experienced and the many benefits to their operation. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science focused in plant sciences from California State University, Fresno.
Ryan Flaherty
Director of Business Partnerships
Sustainable Conservation
At Sustainable Conservation, Ryan Flaherty fosters collaborative relationships between industry, regulators, agencies and other stakeholders to understand and explore solutions to transform dairy manure from waste to asset. He also leads Sustainable Conservation's engagement with corporations to encourage investment in innovative solutions to water and climate issues in California. Flaherty has more than 15 years of experience working with companies on social and environmental issues, mostly in the United States and Latin America. His areas of expertise include business and supply chain strategy, sustainable agriculture and water stewardship. He has an international MBA from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University.

$20.00
$40.00


Soil Moisture Measurement Using IoT

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We believe irrigation management will be transformed by a revolution in soil moisture sensing technology. Tests are being conducted on golf courses, city parks and agricultural fields. The technology is low-cost and open source, allowing large numbers of IoT sensor nodes to be deployed across the landscape to quantify spatial variation. The webinar will address other important questions: how many sensors are needed, where to place them, do they need calibration, and how should sensor data be used to make everyday irrigation decisions. The webinar will include links to online resources that can help you get started with IoT sensors and improve your skills in this emerging area of irrigation technology. This webinar is worth one CEU in the Tier 1 category.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Jay M. Ham
Professor
Colorado State University Soil and Crop Sciences

$20.00
$40.00


Soil-Plant-Air Continuum Online Class

Advanced | Agriculture and Landscape (4 CEUs)

Water is essential to life, and it continuously moves from the soil to the plant to the air and back to the soil in a system known as the soil-plant-air continuum or SPAC. This course shows how water moves in the hydrologic cycle, and is used by plants for transpiration and photosynthesis. Energy from the sun enables the plant to store energy for use by other living beings. Oxygen and carbon are also in a continuous cycle. This module shows how the systems all work together in a continuum essential to life.


This course runs interactively in the learning management system and is not downloadable. Please note that you may receive credit only once per renewal period for this training. This class does not qualify for TCEQ. This class does count for four New Jersey CECs and North Carolina CEUs.

$125.00
$200.00
$200.00
Electronic product available for immediate access

Testing Ag Performance Solutions in the Oklahoma Panhandle

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The testing ag performance solutions (TAPS) project involves producers in research by applying their management decisions to replicated plots of irrigated corn. It allows producers to select the corn hybrid, population, pre-plant N rate, fertigation rates of N and irrigation water application. Commercial decision support tools such as soil moisture probes, plant growth sensors and aerial imagery are provided to participants to aid in their decision-making. This provides an opportunity for service providers to demonstrate their products in an interactive demonstration. The goal of the project is to maximize efficiency and profitability, instead of simply maximizing yield. The project allows producers an opportunity to try techniques to maximize efficiency without risking income on their own farms and an opportunity to compare the results of their management to others.This webinar is worth one CEU in the Tier 1 category.
Thursday, February 25, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Jason Warren
Oklahoma State University - Plant & Soil Sciences

$20.00
$40.00


The Future of Agriculture in America: The Role Irrigation Pl

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This webinar is worth one CEU in the Tier 1 category.
Thursday, March 11, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
John Farner
Industry Development Director
Irrigation Association
John Farner serves as the industry development director for the Irrigation Association. With more than 15 years of experience in working with water, agricultural and landscape technologies and more than 20 years working in international government and public policy, Farner's expertise in government and public affairs is closely aligned with issues and technologies relating to water use in agricultural production and landscape management. After serving on staff for two members of Congress, the George W. Bush for President Campaign and as a special assistant to the United States Secretary of Commerce, Farner joined the IA in 2008 and currently oversees the advocacy and public affairs programs, focusing on water use technologies in agriculture, landscape, turfgrass and golf. He speaks regularly on issues such as drought, agricultural water use, water restrictions, agricultural productivity and groundwater/surface water use, as well as irrigation technologies, trends and best management practices for irrigation technology application and adoption.
Trevor Mecham
VP Global Technology & Strategy
Valmont Industries, Inc.
As vice president of global technology strategy, Trevor Mecham leads Valley Irrigation technology strategy, assuring growers continue receiving innovative solutions and a strong ROI. Mecham brings a wealth of vision and experience in the ag tech space, including leadership positions at Leica Geosystems, Hortau, Uptake and CNH Industrial. He helped to develop advancements at Leica Geosystems, John Deere/Gem Equipment Inc. and Novariant (Integrinautics). Mecham has also earned his bachelor's in business marketing and worked on his family's 4,000-acre farm.
Inge Bisconer
Managing Member
Surf 'N Earth Enterprises, LLC
Rod Snyder
President
Field to Market

$20.00
$40.00


TPNRD Water Data Program

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The Twin Platte Natural Resources District manages groundwater resources in an area around North Platte, Nebraska. A collaborative effort that was irrigator initiated is changing the landscape of how to gather water data for use in more accurate groundwater assessment and management. TPRND partnered with GiSC, a grower-owned data cooperative, to build the TPNRD-Water Data Program based around smart water meters at every irrigation well. It is a large-scale collaborative effort with TPNRD, GiSC, electric providers in the district, Olsson Civil Engineering, Paige Wireless and irrigators to make this happen. It is an opportunity for irrigators to tell their story and for TPNRD to gather the most extensive set of real-time pumping data ever accumulated utilizing IoT devices. This webinar is worth one CEU in the Tier 1 category.
Thursday, February 11, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Billy Tiller
CEO
Grower Information Services Cooperative (GiSC)
Ag innovator Billy Tiller has held leadership roles in rural telecommunications, ag banking, ag technology and ag production. He is the co-founder and CEO of Grower Information Services Cooperative, which was founded in 2012 as the world's first ag data cooperative. He has served as a speaker and panelist about big ag data and has been a witness before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture and its subcommittees. In July 2017, he was named one of the Top 10 Most Influential Precision Farming Advocates by PrecisionAg Professional and Meister Publishing.

$20.00
$40.00


Using Soil Moisture Sensors

This webinar discusses the most commonly used methods to measure soil moisture and how the sensors work. It helps individuals understand how the sensor is an electronic root that gathers soil moisture data and what the data means. This webinar is worth one CEU in the Tier 1 - irrigation training category.
$35.00
$50.00
$50.00
Electronic product available for immediate access

Using the Indicator Plant Method to Calculate Drip Emitter Requirements

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The typical landscape bed is designed with plants having different irrigation water requirement, yet they are all on one irrigation zone. This course will use the indicator plant method of selecting the flow and quantity of emitters per plant-water-use type to apply the required amount of water for each plant. This method can also be used for line source drip and even mixing different types of overhead irrigation. (Don't tell the irrigation police!) This webinar is worth one CEU in the Tier 1 - Irrigation Training category.
Tuesday, February 09, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Kurt K. Thompson
Director of Education
Irritech Training Inc.
Kurt K. Thompson, CGIA, CIC, CID, CIT, CLIA, CLWM, has been working as an irrigation contractor and in irrigation distribution and manufacturing since 1981. He is the owner of K. Thompson and Associates LLC, a professional development instruction and outdoor water use evaluation and planning company. He is also a principal in IrriTech Training, an online and in-person training provider. He is a nationally recognized author and collaborator of many certification and training manuals and programs, study guides, training courses and presentations. Additionally, Thompson is a certified site water planner, an NALP Trailblazer for irrigation and water management, an EPA WaterSense irrigation provider, and a member of educational councils and committees of national and state associations. He is the lead irrigation AP trainer for the Florida Water Star program and continues to be a lead instructor for the IA. Thompson is one of only a few people in the world to currently hold all nine of the IA's landscape irrigation certifications.
Christopher J. Pine
President
Irritech Training Inc.
Chris Pine, CIC, CID, CIT, CLIA, CLWM, is the president of IrriTech Training, a resource for professional irrigation training online and in person. Prior to this, Pine worked in sales management for two major manufacturers in the irrigation industry. He earned a Bachelor of Science in business management with a concentration in economics from the University of Massachusetts - Lowell. Pine owned and operated a successful landscape and irrigation contracting business for 15 years, which was sold in 2000. He is active in many industry trade and nonprofit organizations, serving on boards and committees, as a speaker and authoring articles and books. He is recognized as an accomplished trainer and consultant. He has been an IA regional authorized instructor since 2002 and has been a member and chair of the IA Education Committee. He has been involved in writing, editing and updating several of the IA courses and educational support materials. Pine lives on Cape Cod in Massachusetts with his wife and their two sons.

$20.00
$40.00


Water Conservation Approaches in Turfgrass Systems

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This webinar is worth one CEU in the Tier 1 - Irrigation Training category.
Tuesday, April 06, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Alex Bach
Dale Bremer
Kansas State University
Cathie C. Lavis, PhD
Professor
Kansas State University
Steve Keeley
Kansas State University
Andres Patrignani
Kansas State University
Wes Dyer
Kansas State University
Jack Fry
Kansas State University
Josh Friell
Principle Research Scientist, Center for Advanced Turf Technology
The Toro Company

$20.00
$40.00