Subsurface drip irrigation tour for row crops
By Top Crop Manager
Sept. 1, 2016 - After one of the driest growing seasons on record, are you wondering what options there are to manage through anticipated future droughts? Water is the most limiting input into crop productivity and, as a result, impacts the use efficiency of all your other crop inputs.
Join other interested farmers and advisors on a tour of Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI) installations for grain crop production. Tour three installations that show the potential of these systems to mitigate the impacts of dry weather on crop production.
What are the opportunities and obstacles that SDI systems might offer Ontario grain farmers, regardless of their soil types?
Come and explore with us and have an opportunity to see installations and speak with farmers and who have made this investment, and advisors who have answers to common questions:
- Is it paying off?
- How difficult is it to manage? How big is the installation job?
- Where can I find resources and people who can advise me?
Arrive 1pm at Judge Farms (97 Windham Road 9, La Salette [42.892686, - 80.499290]), for the first part of the tour to view a row crop installation. At approximately 2:30pm, you will travel on your own to Vanden Bussche Irrigation in Delhi (about 20 minutes away), for more info and to view technical equipment. At about 4pm, we will board busses to travel to the final stop in the tour to view another farm installation and discuss farmer ingenuity approaches to SDI. The bus will return you to your vehicle at Vanden Bussche Irrigation by 4:45pm.
While there is no charge for this tour, due logistical constraints space is limited, so you must preregister to attend.
Registration and information can be found here or by calling 877-424-1300.