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Minnesota Irrigator Program

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The Minnesota Irrigator Program (MIP) is a 3-day course offered to irrigators and irrigation professionals to help you match irrigation with crop water use, improve water use efficiency and reduce water costs.

Topics covered include:

  • The soil-plant-water relationship
  • Irrigation scheduling for your soil and crops
  • How to incorporate nutrient management and irrigation best management practices)
  • How to select the right sprinkler packages
  • And special topics such as variable rate irrigation and use of remote sensors in irrigation

MIP is one of the requirements for the Irrigation Endorsement to the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP). Participants are required to attend all three days of the course to become certified.

Certified education credits (CEUs) are offered for Certified Crop Advisers.

2024 MIP course

This course will be held in person from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, March 6, 13 and 20, at Central Lakes College in Staples.

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