West Texas cotton farmers embrace drip irrigation

Smith, Ron
October 2010
Southwest Farm Press;10/21/2010, Vol. 37 Issue 20, p1
Trade Publication
The article discusses farm irrigation systems used by most cotton farmers in West Texas. It notes the efficiency of drip irrigation system compared to the traditional pivot irrigation since farmers claim that the drip systems allows a wider farm area coverage of water irrigation for cotton plants. It features cotton farmer Randy Smith from Ropesville, Texas which claims that his drip fields produces 1500 to 1,800 pounds of cotton from his drip fields.


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