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Introduction to Drip Irrigation for Small Farms/High Tunnels

  • VSU Randolph Farm Pavilion 4415 River Road Petersburg, VA, 23803 United States (map)
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Introduction to Drip Irrigation for Small Farms/High Tunnels

Thursday, February 28, 2019

1PM - 4PM

VSU Randolph Farm Pavilion

4415 River Rd., Petersburg, VA

This educational workshop is free and open to the public.

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Farmers can benefit from installing and using drip irrigation systems in fields and high tunnels to help them:

  • Improve crop development and yield

  • Reduce costs by using low-pressure or gravity-fed systems

  • Decrease fertilizer run-off

  • Control weed growth


Grace Summers, VSU Small Farm Outreach Program Agent, and Tammy Holler, Nutrient Management Specialist, will discuss different designs for drip irrigation systems for application in fields or in high tunnels. 

Participants will learn about factors to consider when planning the type and size of drip irrigation system to install on your farm. System operation and maintenance will be discussed along with water management practices for vegetable production. Participants will see a demonstration on how to install a simple drip irrigation system during the workshop.

For more information, contact Mojdeh Karimi at mkarimi@vsu.edu or (804) 691-0542, or call the Small Farm Outreach Program office at (804) 524-3292.


If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Small Farm Outreach Program office (smallfarm@vsu.edu) or call (804) 524-3292 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.