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Irrigation and Water Management Systems

Saturday, January 20, 2018
12:00am – 11:59pm

Community Farm of Simsbury

Participants will understand basics of irrigation systems used on small farms (1 – 10 acres). Participants will leave with a list of helpful and very experienced vendors who can address issues particular to their farming operation and provide irrigation materials they may need.

Topics covered will include:

Water Sources – Ponds, streams, rivers, wells, rainwater Water Pumps & When to use Filters Irrigation Methods – Drip, sprinkler line, Komet guns, hose Irrigation Set-Up – 1st Map Out – use zones, headers, connections, repair, pressure regulators, filters, valves, sources of irrigation supplies. Irrigation Timing & Monitoring of Soil Conditions Fall Pick-up & Spring Start-up Grants – NRCS, EQUIP Greenhouse Watering System


Extension (primary), College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, UConn Master Calendar

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