TITLE

Irrigation management for improved efficiency

AUTHOR(S)
Porter, Dana
PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
Southwest Farm Press;8/5/2010, Vol. 37 Issue 16, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the role of effective and efficient irrigation management in maximizing water use efficiency in crop production in the Southwestern States. It cites the reasons why irrigation efficiency should be improved including the conservation of water resources, the reduction in irrigation-related production costs and the mitigation of the effects of limited and declining water availability. It elaborates the significance of irrigation scheduling in increasing water use efficiency.
ACCESSION #
52933228

 

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