Meters viewed as possible irrigation management tools

Pail L. Hollis
September 2004
Southeast Farm Press;9/1/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 21, p1
Trade Publication
Meters can be used to make irrigation systems more efficient in the U.S. by saving both water and money for growers, say state officials. House Bill 579 was passed by Georgia's General Assembly and signed into law by the governor. It requires that water meters be placed on all of the state's permitted irrigation systems. Farmers who choose to do so can use these state-provided meters as management tools to help them become more efficient in how they apply water to their crops. Growers can take the soil-water curves provided for different crops by the University of Georgia and USDAARS and incorporate those readings with information from the water meters.


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