Media Release

Technology & Drip Irrigation Workshop

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 3:45 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Extension Office is pleased to offer Technology & Drip Irrigation Updates for New and Intermediate Vegetable Growers on October 7, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This workshop will take place at the Alachua County Extension Office (2800 NE 39th Ave., Gainesville). Registration deadline is October 2, 2009.

Goals of this program include:

  • Principles and practices of efficient water and nutrient management of vegetable crops, importance of proper irrigation and fertilization in preventing pest problems and improving crop health, yield and quality.
  • Updates on technologies available to farmers to improve crop production.
  • The program will be a mix of hands-on demonstrations and lectures in the classroom.

Pre-registration fee is $10.00 and includes refreshments, lunch & program handouts. Limited Seating: Pre-registration is required. Pre-register by calling 352-337-6209.

Click here for a complete calendar of Alachua County Extension Programs.

For more information, contact the Alachua County Extension Office at 352-955-2402. 

All Extension Programs and Services are open to all without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin or handicap.  For persons requiring special accommodations, please contact Wendy Wilber at (352) 955-2402 (voice) or TDD/TYY (352) 955-2406 or at the Alachua County Extension Service, 2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL  32609.  Please contact the Extension Office at least five working days prior to the program so that proper consideration may be given to the request


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).