Oct. 22, 2014 - Creedmoor

US (NC) Irrigation/turf maintenance workshop

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present an irrigation and turf maintenance workshop Oct. 22 in response to ongoing critical water issues in Central Texas, said Daphne Richards, AgriLife Extension horticulturist for Travis County.

Registration for the Central Texas Irrigation/Turf Maintenance Workshop, to be held at the Creedmoor Community Center, 12511 Farm-to-Market Road 1625 in Creedmoor, will start at 8:30 a.m. with presentations from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Although the training is open to anyone, the materials presented will be for turf and irrigation professionals, Richards said.
A Water Wi$e workshop to be held May 5 in Austin at the center of St. Edward's university will be a fun and educational event for the entire family, coordinators said. add (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)

“This includes those working with municipalities, such as those working at parks departments, golf courses, and large and commercial landscape maintenance firms, as well as contractors, retail nurseries and other users of urban water resources,” she said. “We will share new technologies and best practices to conserve water and survive drought.”

The cost is $50 through Oct. 17 and $60 thereafter and on site. Lunch is included and the program offers four Texas Commission on Environmental Quality licensed irrigator continuing education units for attendees who hold an irrigation license.

Presentations and speakers will be:

  • Irrigation Scheduling, Brad Smith, instructor, Irrigator Training LLC, San Marcos.
  • Efficient Irrigation Practices, Brett Briant, water conservation coordinator, Lower Colorado River Authority, Austin.
  • Turfgrass Selection and Cultural Practices for Water Conservation, Dr. Casey Reynolds, AgriLife Extension turfgrass specialist, College Station.
  • Water Management for Sports Field Turf, Reynolds.

To register, go to https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu and search “Travis County” or call 979-845-2604. For more information on the workshop, contact Richards at 512-854-9615 or drichards@ag.tamu.edu.

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