An Oklahoma Irrigation Conference at the Caddo-Kiowa Technology Center in Fort Cobb August 19 will cover topics that will assist producers to become more efficient managers. 

Topics include using the Oklahoma Mesonet to schedule irrigation, using moisture sensors in fields, and using Smartphone Apps to control center pivots and water wells.  Also, featured speaker Kent Wilkins from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board and will discuss how the state’s 50-Year Water Plan will affect producers who irrigate.   Presentations also include how to avoid mistakes when installing a center pivot, the benefits of subsurface drip irrigation, water quality, and cotton irrigation management. Registration begins at 9:00 am and the conference begins at 9:30 am.   Interested participants are asked to RSVP prior to August 14.  Online registration.   A $15 per person registration fee can be paid at the door.  Booths with several conference sponsors will be available and representatives will be there to discuss crop irrigation products.   A total of four Certified Crop Advisor continuing education units (CEUs) approved in the Soil and Water category will be provided. 

For more information, contact the Caddo County OSU Extension Office at 405-247-3376 or at their website.