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Maximizing Agronomics In Landscapes/Soil Moisture Sensors - 2 CEU's: IA, PLANET Landscape Industry Certified





Presented by: Jon Peters, Baseline Systems
Wednesday October 13 - 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Course Description:

The key information required to make agronomically sound irrigation decisions is reviewed, including the relative relationships of soil type, soil water holding characteristics, and plant water requirements. Optimal water management and the agronomic relationship between plants and soils is discussed. The relative benefits and challenges of weather based and soil moisture based irrigation decision making are reviewed. Specific capabilities of soil moisture based irrigation controls are discussed with implications for long term performance, control, and effectiveness. Relative performance of various soil moisture measurement techniques are reviewed, and an overall summary of agronomic benefits of various smart watering approaches is provided.

Biography:

Jon Peters, - Jon is the Director of Sales, at Baseline Inc. During Jon’s 6 years in this position he has helped the company grow to become the leader in innovation. Before entering the Commercial Landscape Irrigation Industry, Jon worked in irrigated agriculture as a Professional Crop Consultant for over 15 years. Jon has been board certified by the American Society of Agronomy and has consulted on a diverse range of crops and related water issues in the US and Canada.



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