Efficient management of limited water resources is a necessary way of life in New Mexico. Due to ongoing water scarcity, nowhere are such efficiencies more important than on the farm. The College of Engineering at New Mexico State University, in partnership with the Elephant Butte Irrigation District, will host a workshop Feb. 2 for farmers, civil engineers and others interested in improving irrigation and on-farm water management practices.
The full-day workshop will cover numerous topics to include irrigation efficiency basics and technology, irrigation requirements and timing basics, irrigation scheduling tools, potential ditch improvements, the basics of measuring water flow, and pump and well efficiencies, as well as provide an update on the condition of our Rincon and Mesilla Bolson aquifers. Attendees will also learn more about the available tools for ordering water from EBID and hear a forecast for this coming season’s surface-water supply. The workshop is appropriate for new and experienced farmers, agronomists and engineers.
Learn more and register to attend at http://professionaldevelopment.nmsu.edu or call 575-646-7852. Workshop cost is $40 if registered by Feb. 1 with an additional fee for professional development hours, if requested. The workshop will include lunch and refreshments. The workshop will be held on NMSU’s Las Cruces campus, Hernandez Hall, Room 103, 3035 S. Espina St.