In several regions of the world irrigation of sugar beet fields is necessary to improve plant emergence and the efficacy of plant protection products. A good understanding of how sugar beet plants use water throughout their growth cycles can help to protect limited water ressources and avoid soil degradation as well as ground water pollution.
The IIRB Seminar 'Advances in sugar beet irrigation', on 5th June 2013 at the Centro Cultural San Agustin, 8.30 am - 2.30 pm, will outline the status quo of irrigation management in sugar beet production by giving insight into water requirement monitoring and newest research findings. A field day, organised by the Spanish sugar beet research institute AIMCRA on 4th June will show the state of the art in irrigation techniques (field day demonstrations in Spanish).
We look forward to meeting you in Valladolid in June!
04/06/2013: Field Day
05/06/2013: IIRB Seminar
Welcome (J. Valín, C.H. Duero River)
A. Del Campo (EIC): Water and foods production
R. Morillo-Velarde (AIMCRA): Water requirements of sugar beet in different countries
E. Camacho (Córdoba University): Analysis of irrigation management indicators (Water Footprint, Benchmaring)
I. Lorite (IFAPA): Use of remote sensing techniques (Landsat) to improve estimates of ETc
M. Garcia (CSIC): AquaCrop (FAO) for sugar beet crop
J.M. Tarjuelo (CREA and University of Albacete): Irrigation with different emitters in pivot on sugar beet
E. Ober (Broom's Barn): Drought tolerance and WUE in sugar beet varieties
G. Bodner (University of Vienna): How to measure drought tolerance of crops
Mini-Seminar "Sugar beet irrigation scheduling in different countries"
F. Maupas (ITB): Sugar beet Irrigation in France. Irribet
N. Minerva (BETA): Sugar beet irrigation in Italy. AcquaFacile
K. Khallouf (Cosumar): Sugar beet irrigation in Morocco. Water economy by drip and sprinkler block cover irrigation
S. Kaffka (University of California): Sugar beet irrigation in USA. Subsurface drip irrigation in the Imperial Valley to support sugar production and in the San Joaquin Valley to support ethanol production from beets
A. Pietro (IANSA): Sugar beet irrigation in Chile
J. A. Centeno (AIMCRA): Sugar beet irrigation in Spain. Water Balance
Closure (R. Morillo-Velarde, AIMCRA)