Ideas flow at irrigation conference

Post date: Jan 26, 2020 4:17:44 PM

Tim Kalinowski

Lethbridge Herald

The two-day 2020 Irrigated Crop Production Update conference concludes today at the Sandman Signature hotel in Lethbridge with about 400 attendees hearing the latest research associated with irrigation technology and agronomy from leading scientists in the field.

“The conference was started in the late 1990s by Dr. Ross McKenzie, and the idea was to provide a place where research scientists with Alberta Agriculture could meet face to face with farmers, and provide them with research results and new and innovative information in irrigated agriculture,” explains Shelley Woods, director of the Irrigation Management Section of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry who also sits on the Alberta government-sponsored conference’s planning committee.