Variable rate irrigation funds available

Hollis, Paul L.
September 2004
Southeast Farm Press;9/1/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 21, p6
Trade Publication
Variable rate irrigation allows for precision control of a pivot irrigation system. The exact amount of water can be targeted to where it is needed. If an area of the field needs less water, the computer controlling the irrigation system can be programmed to deliver less water to the area. Cost-share funding is available to Georgia farmers in 36 counties to fund variable rate irrigation systems. Application rates can be set from zero to 200 percent of "normal." Case studies have shown from 7.5 percent water savings to as much as 36 percent water savings, ranging from 7 million to 14 gallons of water over a five-year period.


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