Thirty people gathered at the Kerr Center on Saturday, September 26, for an in-depth look at all aspects of elderberries as an alternative crop, from propagation and culture through harvest and marketing. This post summarizes the workshop and provides links to resources used during it.
Water and Irrigation Systems for Market Farming
This presentation by Luke Freeman, from the Oklahoma Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program, discusses watering needs and approaches for small-scale horticultural crops. It opens with a summary of moisture-conserving techniques, and then covers water sources (surface, ground, or rural/city), pumping systems, filtration systems, and distribution systems (drip vs. sprinkler), as well as soil moisture monitoring and crop critical moisture periods.
Author: Luke Freeman