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AgriMet Outreach Tour

David Walsh, Public Affairs Specialist

AgriMet Coordinator Jama Hamel and Clayton Kezerle.AgriMet Coordinator Jama Hamel and Clayton Kezerle, student intern, traveled to the USDA's Twillight Crop Tour in Twin Falls, Idaho, to share information about the AgriMet program. This bi-annual event highlights research efforts done by the University of Idaho and other partners such as the Bureau of Reclamation.

During the event, Hamel and  Kezerle, introduced visitors to the AgriMet program. Agrimet is a network of agriculturally-based weather stations located throughout the Pacific Northwest. AgriMet‘s weather stations collect and report weather data necessary for computing evapotranspiration (ET). When linked to an irrigation scheduler program via the web or mobile application, growers can access AgriMet data to better monitor crop water use, precipitation and soil conditions. They can reduce the amount of water used in irrigation and decide exactly when and how much to irrigate.

There are more than 90 agricultural weather stations located throughout the Pacific Northwest. AgriMet is funded through the Bureau of Reclamation's Water Conservation Field Services Program and by the Bonneville Power Administration along with contributions from a variety of sponsors outside of Reclamation.

Please visit http://www.usbr.gov/pn/agrimet/proginfo.html for more informaiton.

Jama Hamel and Clayton KezerleIdaho teenagers check out Reclamation's AgriMet weather data station on display at the USDA's Twilight Crop Tour






AgriMet Funding Sources and Sponsers
Bonneville Power Administration
USDA Agricultural Research Service
US Army Corps of Engineers
Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc
City of Bend, Oregon, Public Works Department
Kootenai County, Idaho
Baker Valley, Oregon Soil and Water Conservation District
Bruneau River, Idaho Soil and Water Conservation District
Curry County, Oregon Soil and Water Conservation District
Elmore County, Idaho Soil and Water Conservation District
Eureka County, Nevada Cooperative Extension Service
Idaho Water Resources Research Institute
Oregon State University
University of Idaho
Black Mesa Farms, LLC, Idaho
Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative, Oregon
Easter Lily Research Foundation, Brookings, Oregon
Elwyhee Beet Growers, Idaho
Flathead Joint Board of Control, Montana
Lake Chelan Reclamation District, Washington
Ocean Spray Cranberries, Oregon
Oregon Cranberry Growers Association, Oregon
Tualatin Valley Irrigation District, Oregon

Last Update: July 18, 2014 8:27 AM