Conservation Matters January 2013

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

Two irrigation conferences in South Texas set to begin new year

Center Pivot IrrigationTwo irrigation conferences will be held in January in South Texas to provide resources about the latest irrigation research and technology, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service officials in the Irrigation Technology Program.

The first conference will be the Lower Rio Grande Irrigation Conference on Jan. 29 in Mercedes, at the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show Event Center. The South Texas Irrigation Conference will be held Jan. 31 at the Medina County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall in Hondo. Both conferences will cover topics such as making best use of limited water resources, selection and practical use of soil moisture sensors and what's new in irrigation technology.

These conferences are funded by the Rio Grande Basin Initiative, which is managed by the Texas Water Resources Institute and administered by the U.S Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information on the conferences, visit

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