Affiliate Events

Precision Agriculture Irrigation Language: What Is It? How Do You Speak It?

Thursday, Dec. 6 | 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

The S632 standard (also known as PAIL) was recently published by ASABE. S632 defines a standard format for the exchange of irrigation data relating to both operations (i.e. when, where, and how much) and to observations (i.e. soil moisture, meteorology, general sensors, etc.). In this session, we will present a technical introduction to S632, describe where and how the standard should be used, and walk through detailed examples of how to construct S632 documents. This session is relevant to anyone who deals with irrigation data exchange. Familiarity with XML documents will be helpful, but not required. 

Irrigation Innovation Consortium Open Meeting

Thursday, Dec. 6 | 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Come learn about this new collaborative research effort to initiate irrigation research, demonstration and training in the “white space” that often exists between accepted or new technologies. The presentation will include an overview of the Irrigation Innovation Consortium, as well as 2018 results and 2019 objectives.

Initiated and initially funded by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, the IIC received a $5 million grant in April, which was matched 1:1 with industry, university and other nonfederal sources. Industry participation is absolutely necessary for ongoing success. At press time, five universities were involved: Colorado State, Kansas State, Fresno State, Texas A&M, and the University of Nebraska. Please join us at this first public meeting.