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LATEST ON IRRIGATION: Farmers are invited to learn more about irrigation at the clinic in Spicer on March 21. Topics covered will include soil health under irrigation, moisture-sensing capabilities and groundwater usage permits.

Irrigators Clinic to be held March 21 in Spicer

A featured panel will discuss precision irrigation soil moisture sensing technology.

Farmers and others interested in irrigation are invited to attend an Irrigators Clinic on March 21 at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center in Spicer, Minn.

Organizers say the event will be of interest to anyone who is actively engaged in irrigation on farmland.

Speakers confirmed for the clinic represent the University of Minnesota, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Discovery Farms Minnesota.

Topics to be addressed include Cover Crops and Soil Health Under Irrigation; Precision Irrigation Soil Moisture Sensing Technology (panel discussion with Ag Sense, John Deere Field Connect, and Hortau Simplified Irrigation); Groundwater Usage Permitting and Surface Water Impacts; and Gorans Family Farm Subsurface Water Quality Research.

Event registration begins at 9 a.m., with the program starting at 9:30 a.m. The clinic will conclude at 2:30 p.m. Lunch is included in the registration cost.

Pre-registration is requested by sending $10 to Pope SWCD, Attention Holly Kovarik, 1680 Franklin Street North, Glenwood, MN 56334 by March 15.

Registration at the door is $20 and does not guarantee a meal.

The Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center is located at 12718 10th St. NE, Spicer.

The event is sponsored by Grand Irrigation, AgSense LLC, West Central Irrigation Inc., Klimek Bros Well Drilling, CHS, Nutra Drip Irrigation, Ag Country Farm Credit Services and Bonanza Valley State Bank.

The event is organized by the Pope, Stearns, Kandiyohi and Douglas soil and water conservation districts, and by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

For more information, contact Holly Kovarik, Pope SWCD at 320-634-5327, popeswcd.org or 320-634-5327.

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