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North FL Research & Education Center- Suwannee Valley

North FL Research & Education Center- Suwannee Valley

Small Farms Academy

Irrigation Programs

Drip Irrigation School

This program which started in 2010 is targeted to small farmers who want to learn how to set-up, maintain and use a drip irrigation system. Using Drip irrigation systems has multiple benefits and is a very efficient method of providing water to crops.

Topics covered:

  • Drip Irrigation Systems: Design, Components and Installation
  • Irrigation Scheduling
  • Fertigation and Chemigation
  • Water movement in Mulched Beds
  • System Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Using Blue Dye to Demonstrate Water Movement After Irrigation
Drip Demonstration Blue Dye
Attendees Visualizing Water Movement Using Different Irrigation Rates
Attendees of Drip Irrigation School at Blue Dye Demo site