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The Hidden Issues of Using Nonpotable Water Sources

Nonpotable water not only includes reclaimed or treated water but also stormwater, water from lakes and ponds, and even some wells because it is not suitable for drinking. In many parts of the country, state regulations require that the source for irrigation water be the lowest quality available to the site because of the increasing demands on the potable water supply. The use of these nonpotable sources comes with an increased number of complications that can be detrimental to the performance of the irrigation system if not identified. This webinar will help landscape and irrigation contractors recognize and deal with these potential obstacles.
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TPNRD Water Data Program

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.

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Understanding Pressure Regulation

Irrigation systems are designed to distribute a predetermined amount of water over a specific area. Applicators operate within a specific range of flows and pressures. Discover the basics of pressure regulators and learn how to install pressure regulation in different types of irrigation systems. Presented by Mark Fletcher, CID, CAWM, CAIS, CIT, Senninger Irrigation & Gene Ross, CID, Nelson Irrigation
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Upgrading Points of Connection for Master Valves & Flow Sensors

This webinar describes some of the equipment options and design considerations associated with upgrading existing irrigation water source points-of-connection to provide master valve and flow sensor capabilities.
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Use of Satellite Imagery to Calibrate Crop Coefficient

Crop coefficients (Kc) are widely used for predicting crop evapotranspiration for irrigation management; however, the spatial and temporal variation of Kc for different crops can significantly affect ET estimation. Using satellite imagery to calibrate Kc has the potential to solve the issue due to cloud-based technologies and high-resolution satellite imagery being more cost-effective.
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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.
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Using the Indicator Plant Method to Calculate Drip Emitter Requirements

The typical landscape bed is designed with plants having different irrigation water requirements, yet they are all on one irrigation zone. This webinar 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!)
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Utilizing Low-Cost Technology in Agriculture

This webinar focuses on applied research and demonstration related to traditional industry standard technology, while looking for ways to reduce the costs of scientific instrumentation to provide more options to agricultural decision-makers. The session will discuss drones, low-cost water samplers for edge-of-field monitoring, temperature and humidity, soil moisture sensors, and soil infiltrometers. All of these tools are designed to be internet-connected via Wi-Fi or cellular modems.
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Valve Applications for Mechanized Irrigation

This webinar will present real-world examples of new technology in common valve applications in the mechanized irrigation industry that will increase efficiency and reliability for the grower.

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Water Conservation Approaches in Turfgrass Systems

Two different approaches of water conservation will be discussed during this webinar, based on information obtained from two separate research projects at Kansas State University. Project 1: Subsurface drip irrigation is increasingly popular because of its potential for conserving and uniformly distributing water. We investigated the effects of straw and poly-mesh germination blankets in combination with SSDI on germination and establishment of tall fescue turfgrass. Under ground covers, soil temperatures were 5-7 degrees higher and erosion during rainfall was reduced, resulting in uniform and faster germination of tall fescue compared with no ground covers. Project 2: Irrigation strategies typically rely on calendar or evapotranspiration schedules that completely ignore soil moisture. Our research approach is to integrate the components of the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum by utilizing sensor-based technology to determine turf canopy responses to soil water deficits and to improve irrigation decisions. Water savings of 70% have been achieved using this approach.
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Water Conservation in Irrigation

This webinar will focus on the practical understanding of existing irrigation system components and their correct operation. A properly operating system combined with a reasoned approach to controller management should yield to water conservation while maintaining plant health.
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Water Hammer and Maintaining Basic Hydraulics

This webinar will cover a review of system hydraulics, including hydraulic grade, pressure, elevation and friction loss. This webinar will help you understand what water hammer is; why it happens and how it affects irrigation systems; what can be done to prevent or mitigate the effect of water hammer, including good system design practices. This webinar is worth one CEU in the Tier 1 - Irrigation Training category
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Wi-Fi Controllers for Landscape Irrigation

This webinar recognizes the popularity of Wi-Fi enabled controllers and the advantages and opportunities this technology brings to the landscape irrigation market. Brent Mecham, IA's Industry Development Director, moderates a discussion with Wi-Fi enabled controller experts, Chris Klein of Rachio, Inc. and Stuart Eyring of Hydro-Rain, Inc.
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Wi-Fi Controllers in Irrigation

Communication technology is changing the face of landscape irrigation systems by allowing us to have easy, remote access to our irrigation controllers. This webinar will explore this technology, how it will impact the irrigation contractor and what the future might hold for the industry.
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