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Upcoming Talk 02.09.23 | Drip and Micro-Irrigation Strategies

Join us on Thursday, February 9th at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom for the next installment of our Conservation Talk Series! We will be joined by Brad Jaeckel, farm manager at the WSU Eggert Family Organic Farm in Pullman.

Brad will discuss strategies, parts, and layouts for drip and micro-irrigation systems for the small farm and garden. The 10-acre WSU Eggert Family Organic Farm produces vegetables and tree fruit and provides space for research. Implementing proper irrigation systems for fruit, vegetable, herb, and flower production can increase production, conserve water, and limit weeds. The presentation will include specific examples of different systems currently in use on the Palouse farm-scape, with details on where to purchase and how to install, operate, and maintain.

Twenty-five starter drip irrigation kits will be distributed free of charge to the first workshop participants to register. You must indicate on the registration form whether you are interested in a kit. Those who qualify for a kit will be contacted after the workshop about picking up their kit from the Palouse CD office in Pullman. You must attend the workshop to qualify.

Unable to join us for this presentation? The recording will be posted here the next day.


About Our Speaker

Brad Jaeckel has managed the WSU Organic Farm since 2005 and also teaches three classes in the Organic and Sustainable Agriculture degree. He lives in Moscow, ID, where he and his wife operate Orchard Farm. Kate Jaeckel specializes in natural body care products and grows herbs, botanicals, and cut-flowers for the business and farmer’s market sales.

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