Low-Cost, High Efficiency Irrigation Techniques

Melissa SandfortAgribusiness, Events, Irrigation

Hands-on training in proven strategies for maximizing ag water efficiency while minimizing cost will be held Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at the Rio Grande Center for Ag Water Efficiency.

The Center is located just south of Harlingen, Texas, in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.

The workshop – designed specifically for agricultural producers – is offered by the Texas Project for Ag Water Efficiency (Texas AWE), an initiative managed by the Harlingen Irrigation District with funding from the Texas Water Development Board.

“On-Farm Irrigation Advances” will cover low- or no-cost irrigation techniques and technologies to improve crop yields and boost net farm income. Topics include irrigation scheduling, basics of soil moisture management, using evapotranspiration networks, narrow border flood irrigation, and more.