Texas: Chemigation Workshop, College Station Jan. 24

A Jan. 24 workshop will cover the techniques and systems involved in chemigation — the practice of applying chemicals using an irrigation system.

Chemigation is the practice of applying chemicals, such as pesticides or herbicides through an irrigation system.

“Last summer, we got many questions from growers about chemigation,” said Charles Swanson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist. “This workshop will address questions regarding types of equipment and how to use chemigation in their systems.

“Many commercial drip irrigation systems, such as those used in vineyards and orchardsuse chemigation to manage plant needs and prevent clogging of the drip system,” he said.

The workshop will cover:

  • Rules and Regulations regarding use of chemigation in drip systems.
  • Required equipment and types of injectors.
  • Calibration of Equipment.
  • Calculating Injection Rates.

“This workshop will be beneficial to any grower using chemigation or interested in adding chemigation to their existing drip system,” Swanson said.

The workshop will be held at the Horticulture Teaching Research and Extension Center on Farm-to-Market Road 50 in College Station. Registration is $40 and available through conference services here.

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