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Agricultural Water Twilight Series - Part I: Water Use Regulations, Water Monitoring Tools, and Efficient Irrigation

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Event date/time: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event Type: 
Online

The UMass Extension Vegetable Program is offering a series of online twilight meetings all about water! We will welcome extension specialists and farmers from Massachusetts and beyond to cover a range of water-related topics.

This is the first workshop in the series and will cover issues of water availability given the more frequent and prolonged periods of drought and more intense storms anticipated with climate change.

Speakers:

  • Rachel Schattman, UMaine Agroecology Lab - Water use regulations in New England
  • Joshua Faulkner, UVM Extension – Moisture monitoring technologies and irrigation efficiency
  • Tim Wilcox & Max Traunstein, Kitchen Garden Farm, Sunderland, MA – New tile drainage system, wells, and irrigation equipment

Other events in this series:

  • Wednesday, Sep. 23, 6-7:30 pm: Irrigation water sources, mapping and inspecting water distribution systems, and water testing for FSMA
  • Wednesday, Sep. 30, 6-7:30 pm: Post-harvest water quality and sanitizer use
Price: 
Free
How to Participate: 

Register in advance for this meeting

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 5:00pm
Contact's name: 
Lisa McKeag
Contact's email: 
This event will be recorded: 
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