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Reminder: Irrigation field day to showcase new technologies and demonstrate water saving management

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Are you an irrigator concerned about matching your irrigation with crop water use? Are you interested in seeing new technology and sprinkler packages in-person? The University of Minnesota Extension is hosting a field day to accompany the Minnesota Irrigator Program (MIP), designed to help answer these questions and demonstrate in-field methods to gauge soil water content and maintain irrigation efficiency.

This evening event will be held in-person at Grant Anderson’s variable rate irrigation field in Belgrade, MN on Thursday July 28th from 4 to 7 p.m. Dinner will be provided, and registration is free thanks to funding from LCCMR and the AGRI Sustainable Agriculture Demonstration Grant. 

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Location: The field site is west of the town of Belgrade. Continue west on Hwy 55 through Belgrade and turn left onto county road 13 about 1 mile from town. Look for signs! Click here to find the location on Google Maps.

Topics include:

  • An update on variable rate irrigation research
  • Soil moisture sensors and the effect of soil texture on irrigation management
  • Sprinkler packages
  • Overall irrigation systems

Minnesota Irrigator Program

In addition to learning about the most effective irrigation management, this field day is a continuation of the Minnesota Irrigator Program that was hosted by University of Minnesota Extension in March. The MIP is one of the requirements to attain the Irrigation Endorsement of the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program. If you missed MIP this year, don’t worry, we will be hosting the program again this coming winter.

For more information and to register for the field day, go to

Also, save the date for the Becker Irrigation and Nutrient Management Field Day at the SPRF on August 31st! University of Minnesota researchers will present updates on research on corn and potato nutrient and irrigation management, and more!

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