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Webinar November 11, 2021 at 9:00 am EST with Netafim’s Yechiam Gets

World Potato Congress Inc. Webinar – November 11, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time with Netafim’s Yechiam Gets, Crop Model Agronomist Presenting “Basics of irrigation for processing potatoes and irrigation scheduling”

The World Potato Congress is very pleased to announce the resumption of its webinar series and its first Fall webinar with Yechiam Gets, Crop Model Agronomist with Netafim on November 11, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard time (USA/Canada).

Presentation Outline

This presentation will mark out the importance of proper irrigation of potatoes, and we shall highlight the importance of irrigation on locations during the growth season in light of climate change and rain absence. We shall detail the current solutions available for different scenarios and its pros and cons.

On the 2nd part, we shall test methods of proper irrigation scheduling for different irrigation systems and shall offer guidance for soil monitoring in irrigated potatoes and how to make conclusions from the results in order to maximize yield, uniformity & quality and also to face climate change & environmental challenges.

Mr. Yechiam Gets…

  • is a deciduous orchard and vineyards farmer from the North of Israel;
  • is a M.Agro in soil & water science from the Israeli faculty of Agriculture (HUJI)
  • has 4 years experience at Netafim as a crop model agronomist for more than 30 crops, including potatoes,
  • was nominated as crop specialist for potatoes in 2020
  • has past experience working for Bermad and Haifa chemicals as field agronomist
  • has expertise in irrigation scheduling, fertigation, hydraulics of pressurized irrigation systems, soil and plant monitoring, and crop modeling.

To registration for this webinar:

When: November 11, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada). The following is the registration link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Upcoming World Potato Congress Webinars

The World Potato Congress is pleased to announce the following presenters for our upcoming Fall and Winter webinars. Stay tuned for further presentation details for these webinars.

  • December 2021 – Joel VanderSchaaf, Tuberosum Technologies
  • January 2022 – Liam Glennon, Chairman, Organizing Committee, World Potato Congress 2022, Dublin, Ireland
  • February 2022 – Dr. Denis Griffin, TEAGASC, Ireland
  • March 2022 – Dr. Denis Griffin, TEAGASC, Ireland or Stephen Kildea, TEAGASC, Ireland
  • April 2022 – Robert Graveland, HZPC
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