Southwest winners focus on conserving moisture

January 2005
Southeast Farm Press;1/5/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 1, Special section p18
Trade Publication
The article discusses the importance of conserving moisture for Southwest winners. Conservation has been the common theme in the farming operations of the Southwest High Cotton winners through the first 10 years of the program. Most of the winners use minimum tillage to conserve moisture, a resource that often is in short supply in Texas. Low energy precision application (LKPA) center pivot systems and other water-saving irrigation practices have also allowed past winners to get the most bang for their buck on irrigation. Daniel Taylor, Ropesville, Texas, says low energy precision application irrigation systems have allowed him to plant winter wheat as a cover crop on more and more of his land.


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