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Welcome, everyone who doesn’t have perfectly ideal irrigation water! You’re in good company. Whether you’re new to water amending, or awesome at it, or somewhere in between, getting back to the basics will hopefully help you water amending strategy dialed in and making your job a little bit easier.

This course is a 3-part series of Ag Chats with Blair Baker, an agronomist and water specialist at Irrigation Matters. She helps us teach the concepts and practices of water amending with a good dose of in-field practicality. Here’s the outline of the Ag Chats:

Part 1: “Go easy” – We cover basic concepts of water amending and how to read water and soil analysis to diagnose water chemistry issues

Part 2: “Get set up” – We discuss the materials and equipment used for water amending, why they work, and compare options

Part 3: “Rapid fire Q&A” – For newbies and old hands alike, we wrap up with a few more scenarios and questions to help you have more confidence in your water amending strategy

These Ag Chats are made to be listened to like a podcast. However, the video version does have a few helpful visuals that come up whenever handouts are discussed. For this reason, you may prefer the video format, or you may find that it’s just as easy to follow along by having the handout on your phone or printed out. Do whatever works for you! If you’re listening on the go and can’t watch or print a handout, that’s cool too – you can follow along with just the audio, and come back to the visuals when it’s convenient.

Find handouts on the “Materials” tab above the video in each lesson.