The Irrigation/Environmental Track offers seminars targeted to help anyone with questions about irrigation or irrigation systems.

11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Wednesday, December 11
Ice Slicer/Ice Melt - Randy Goings
How do deicing agents effect both turfgrass and landscapes in both sort and long term. Are there negative effects on soils and plants, and specifically certain plants.
The talk will also focus on the effects of Ice Melt and Ice Slicer on Turf areas, Landscape Soils and the environmental effect of Ice Slicer on Right of Ways

2:00 PM-3:00 PM, Wednesday, December 11
Aquatics- Brad and Travis Matoush (CR 108 - 1 Credit)
Aquatic weed and algae identification.  Treatment methods and proper chemical selection. 
3:00 PM-4:00 PM, Wednesday, December 11
Mapping and Technology–Dan Bean
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8:00 AM-9:00 AM, Thursday, December 12
NCWCD Water Efficiency Program- Frank Kinder
Northern Water serves almost 1 million residents in 33 cities, 29 urban water districts, and over 600k acres of the state’s most productive farmland in the Northern Front Range of Colorado.  In 2019 Northern Water launched a new Water Efficiency Program to assist its allottees and their users; businesses, HOAs, municipalities, and others, to manage water wisely.  This session will provide an overview of the programs; consults, audits, training, events, and grants, and how they’re assisting customers.  It will include 2019 grant projects and future initiatives.
10:00 AM-11:00 AM, Thursday, December 12
Gadgets, Gizmos, and New Technology - Charlie Kyger, Paul Reed
Gadgets, Gizmos and New Technology:  The irrigation industry is advancing technology by offering more water-conserving products than ever before.  Internet-connected controllers, weather-based programming, wireless sensors, and high-efficiency nozzles have led the way over the last several years.  In this class, we’ll review all the latest and greatest solutions to saving your clients/employers water, without sacrificing aesthetics.  We’ll also discuss which products qualify for EPA Watersense approval, as well as the current product trends in regards to municipal requirements and guidelines.

11:00 AM-1:00 PM, Thursday, December 12
Field Hydraulics – Keith Schweiger
Understanding and managing the pressure-flow relationship in the field that allows for proper, reliable and efficient operation of an irrigation system. Provide practical knowledge to improve the problem system or zone with confidence, and addressing the true costs of excessive operating pressure.


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