Please join us for a two-day event geared towards all things agriculture and water-use efficiency.
We will share understanding about how climate change will affect irrigated/rain fed specialty crops in the Northeast and how water-use efficiency practices can be improved. Co-hosted by the University of Vermont and USDA Northeast Climate Hub, this meeting will create opportunities for those working in different specialty crop sectors to learn from one another and from practitioners across the U.S. Register today!
This symposium has three overarching goals:
- Increase our shared understanding and knowledge about how climate change will affect irrigated/rain fed specialty crops in the Northeast, and how water use efficiency practices can be improved
- Create opportunities for researchers, Extension, and technical service providers working in different specialty crop sectors to learn from one another
- Create opportunities for participants in the Northeast to learn from practitioners from other parts of the U.S.
Submit your Abstract
We are seeking submissions for panel sessions (1.5 hours, multiple presenters as organized by the session lead), presentations (15 minutes), and graduate student research posters. Potential topics of interest to the committee include: water source development and optimization, advances in micro-irrigation and fertigation, water reuse in irrigated agriculture, soil moisture monitoring for irrigation scheduling, improvements in forecasting , on-farm research trials, efforts to establish a regional soil moisture monitoring network.
Join the Tradeshow
If your organization has equipment, software, or decision support tools relevant to water use efficiency in specialty crop agriculture, we want to hear from you! The Symposium is an opportunity to educate this audience about your products, systems, and business or organization. We are also hosting an industry panel during the main Symposium proceedings, and are currently looking for participants. Please contact Event Coordinator, Rachel Schattman, for more information.