14548 Highway H, Mt. Vernon, MO, 65712

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The Southwest Missouri Drip Irrigation Workshop and System Tours will include a solar system for orchards, a system for high tunnel tomatoes with fertigation, and a remotely controlled vineyard system.

This event is free of charge and open to the public. Pre-registration is requested for meal count purposes.


3 p.m. Welcome

3:15-4:45 Introduction to plant physiology & Irrigation Hardware - Dan Downing, MU
Extension Water Quality Specialist

4:45-5:15 Sourcing Water and System Design from an Engineering Perspective - Joe Zulovich, MU Extension Agricultural Engineering Specialist

5:15-5:45 Irrigation Scheduling for Specialty Crops - Patrick Byers, MU Extension
Horticulture Specialist

5:45-6:15 Supper

6:15-8:00 Irrigation System Tours - Andy Thomas, Research Professor -
Solar-powered irrigation system for orchards (Pawpaw), vineyard irrigation system with solenoids and remote controller, high tunnel tomato drip system and fertigation system

This program is hosted by the University of Missouri Southwest Center, University of Missouri Extension, Lincoln University Extension Innovative Small Farms Outreach Program, and the Webb City Farmers Market with funding through the Missouri Department of Agriculture Specialty Crops Program.

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