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The Difference Irrigation Can Make

When it comes to growing crops, water is important… and for some, access to irrigation is paramount. Irrigation though can come with a wealth of issues and knowing just when to water your crops and how much water they need, can make all the difference.

On the Sept. 7 episode of Seed Speaks, we’re taking a closer look at irrigation and the effect it can have on crops. We’re joined by Clint Pickard, global field digital leader for seed operations at Corteva; Josh Mosier, general manager and technical sales director of Komet Irrigation Corp. for the U.S. and Canada, and Leonard Hingley, a soil and water specialist with Alberta Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development (AFRED).

Pickard has been at Corteva for 13 years having worked in commercial, marketing, and IT roles. His current team focuses on the use of “decision agronomy” in seed fields through sensor tech, data modeling, and grower partnerships. He has a bachelor of science degree from Iowa State University and a master of business administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Mosier is a Certified Irrigation Designer (CID) and Certified Ag Water Manager (CAWM) through the Irrigation Association. He grew up on a fully irrigated farm in Nebraska, farming full time himself after college using flood and center pivots, thus piquing his interest in irrigation.

Hingley works out of the Crop Diversification Centre South in Brooks, Alta. as a soil and water specialist with AFRED. He has worked for AFRED since 1996 on a wider variety of projects including variable rate irrigation on potatoes, irrigation management of soybeans, and the irrigation management of alfalfa seed under subsurface drip irrigation. In his current role, Hingley supports the development and delivery of AFRED’s suite of irrigation management tools including the Alberta Irrigation Management Model.

Join us on Sept. 7 at 12 p.m. CDT on Seed World‘s Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn pages to watch the discussion.

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