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Category: Irrigation



Water Forecast Shows Record Snow in Parts of West, Parched in Southwest
March storms increased snowpack in the northern half of the West but didn’t provide much relief for the dry southern half, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Water and Climate Center (NWCC) in its April 2014 water...
Crop Water Use in Limited-Irrigation Environments
The goal in High Plains agriculture is to use water most effectively in production systems to generate crop yield. ...
Irrigation Management for Corn: Improve Economic Yields
There are more than 16 million acres in harvested row crop production in Nebraska. About 8 million of these acres are irrigated....
Study Upends Long-held Food Security Assumptions
You hear it all the time in agricultural policy and research discussions: yields for the world’s major cereal crops will continue marching steadily upward. ...
Sustainable Management: Gas Emission Reduction in Irrigation
Carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is used by plants to build their tissues, and when plants die, the carbon can reach the soil in which they grow. ...
New Two-Stage Drainage Ditch Reduces Costs, Boosts Water Quality
Drainage ditches are often a must for growing crops. They help carry excess water from fields. Now, there’s a new, better way to dig a drainage ditch on a farm, thanks to scientists at The Ohio State University. ...



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