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Event: Workshops for Irrigators

Trainings for professionals in water irrigation will be held in College Station and Dallas by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service irrigation specialists in July and August.

Kyle DuBois of Massey Irrigation examines a recently-installed well water meter in Lubbock, TX, on Mar. 8, 2012.

What: Training for professionals in water irrigation. With 25 percent of the state's 785 water systems under mandatory water-use restrictions, these training sessions will bring water professionals up to date on the latest methods to make the most efficient use of irrigation water for public spaces — for parks, landscapes, sports fields and golf courses. The training courses are approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for continuing education for licensed irrigators, irrigation technicians and irrigation inspectors.

Who: The sessions will be conducted by Charles Swanson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service irrigation specialist, and Guy Fipps, AgriLife Extension irrigation engineer.

When and Where: Irrigation Troubleshooting and Performance Testing, July 30, College Station; Solar and Wind Pumping Workshop, July 31, College Station; Irrigation CAD Workshop, Aug. 12-13, College Station; and Landscape Irrigation Auditing and Management Short Course, Aug. 27-28, Dallas.

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