Time: 10:00 – 10:30am

Title:  Best Practices in Irrigation Water Management using Advanced Wireless Technology

Speaker:  Jacob Christfort, Ranch Systems


Time: 10:30 – 11:00am

Title:  Basic Irrigation Pump Efficiency

Speaker:  Bill Green, Center for Irrigation Technology


Time: 11:00 – 11:30am

Title:  Improvement of water use efficiency and yield of greenhouse tomato using tension measurements

Speaker:  Jean Caron, Laval University


Time: 11:30 – 12:00pm

Title:  Advances in Using Center Pivots for Resource Management

Speaker:  Jake LaRue, Valmont Industries


Time: 12:00 – 12:30pm

Title:  Micro Sprinklers and Micro Jets: The Pros and Cons of Each

Speaker:  David Dunn, Rain for Rent

Summary:  Covering the history and development of micro sprinklers and jets, consideration of orchard/vineyard environments on micro sprinklers/jets, and the water quality and filtration in relation to performance of micro sprinklers/jets.


Time: 12:30 – 1:00pm

Title:  Does Increased Irrigation Uniformity Translate Into Increased Profitability?

Speaker:  Mark Hewitt, Rain Bird

Summary:  A beneficial web based analysis and product selection program will be introduced for use in conjunction with the Center for Irrigation Technology’s SPACE Program. This program is useful to determine uniformity metrics within existing and new sprinkler irrigation systems.


Time: 1:00 – 1:30pm

Title:  Simplified Irrigation System Automation

Speaker:  Inge Bisconer, Toro Micro-Irrigation


Time: 1:30 – 2:00pm

Title: Drip Tape System Performance

Speaker:  Paul McFadden, Roberts Irrigation


Time: 2:00 – 2:30pm

Title:  Five Drip Irrigation Do’s and Don’ts

Speaker:  Inge Bisconer, Toro Micro-Irrigation


Time: 2:30 – 3:00pm

Title:  Using the World Wide Web to Conserve Water

Speaker:  Dan Bruner, Cascade Earth Sciences