Farmers Doing More With Less Water

Some farmers are investing in irrigation systems to help find the “sweet spot” between too much water and not enough water for their crops. “What we’re trying to figure out is how to continue to get good yields with less water,” said USDA Researcher Tom Trout. That’s the top question for farmers who rely on irrigation. By giving crops the right amount of water at the right time will save water. By using a drip irrigation system that cost about $4,000 per acre, one Colorado farmer now uses 30 percent less water than he did with a sprinkler system. Read more (KCUR).

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