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Irrigation Smart Controllers with Charles Swanson

May 11, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Irrigation Smart Controllers being evaluated for study

Smart Controller Research by the Irrigation Technology Program

Irrigation Smart Controllers Webinar May 11th

As weather patterns can change from rainy to drought annually and seasonally in Texas, knowing when and how much to water your landscape can be a challenge. This webinar will breakdown the basics of irrigation scheduling and how technologies like smart controllers can be great tools for managing irrigation and conserving water. Charles L. Swanson, Extension Program Specialist II – Landscape Irrigation, is the webinar presenter. He will also share performance results from over 10 years of smart controller testing in Texas.

The free virtual program will be presented on the Zoom format and interested parties can register now.

Click Here to Register Now, Live Program Has Limited Capacity

Due to technological constraints, the webinars have a limit of 100 attendees. However, an unlimited number of people can register to view the recorded webinars. Those who register but are not among the first 100 attendees or who miss the webinar will be able to view the recording afterward.

You can submit questions during the webinar and get answers live as time allows. Afterward, questions that don’t make it to the webinar will receive emailed answers. Viewers of the recorded sessions can send their questions to the Travis County Master Gardener help desk: travismg@ag.tamu.edu.

More Webinars to Come

More topics in the Waterwise Strategies for Austin Gardens  2022 educational series are also on the schedule. In addition to Irrigation Controllers, other sessions focus on Austin Water Conservation and Permaculture Design With Water in Mind. All programs will be presented by experts from Texas A&M University, Travis County Master Gardeners, and Austin Water.

The AgriLife Extension horticulture program in Travis County provides free or low-cost public programs on gardening. Many of the programs also offer continuing education units for those holding Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator licenses and Texas Nursery and Landscape Association membership. Contact Richards at daphne.richards@ag.tamu.edu for more information on professional CEUs.

About Charles L. Swanson

Professional photo of Charles SwansonCharles is a State of Texas Licensed Landscape Irrigator (LI0016931) and has over 12 years’ experience conducting statewide trainings and short courses for irrigation professionals, municipal employees and state agency personnel in landscape irrigation and water conservation with the Texas A&M School of Irrigation. He currently manages the daily operations of the Texas Evapotranspiration (TexasET) Network, the Water My Yard Program and coordinates various testing and evaluation programs for landscape irrigation products such as sprinklers, drip irrigation and smart controllers. Charles currently serves as the Chair of the American Society of Biological & Agricultural Engineers Turf and Landscape Irrigation Standards Committee and Vice-Chair of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Irrigators Advisory Council.

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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Irrigation Technology Program 

Complete Homeowner’s Irrigation Guide

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May 11, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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