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Irrigation Energy Webinar Series
Delivery of irrigation water through on farm irrigation systems from ground or surface water sources typically requires the addition of energy. The amount of energy that must be added is controlled by the type of irrigation delivery system, elevation difference between the field and the water source, inches of water applied, and the land area being irrigated.
In this three part series participants became familiar with how to determine how much energy is required if all components of the system are operating at near peak efficiency.
The series is presented by William Kranz Ph.D., an Associate Professor and Irrigation Specialist in the department of Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Nebraska Extension.
This webinar series was supported by funding from NCR-SARE as part of a Professional Development project coordinated coordinated by Scott Sanford, Sr. Outreach Specialist at University of Wisconsin. Information is presented by a team of extension specialists in the North Central region.
Irrigation Pumping Plants
This webinar discusses how to determine pumping plant performance based on field testing and estimating pumping efficiency using energy records from the producer.
This webinar will discusses how to reduce energy use through implementing irrigation scheduling tools and evaluating water application efficiency.
Irrigation Pipeline Distribution Systems
This webinar evaluates irrigation pipeline designs to assess the energy required and the long term economics of different pipeline sizes.
Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) ENC09-110, Building Extension Capacity in the North Central Region to Address Agricultural Energy Use.
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These products were developed with support from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA). Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed within these products do not necessarily reflect the view of the SARE program or the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.