Water Management

Water Management

Water Management

Water Management

Farmers and ranchers are looking at a number of ways to improve their irrigation delivery systems, as well as crop and soil management, to become more efficient water users. Improvements to irrigation scheduling, delivery and management are better matching water supply to crop needs. Some of the most innovative farming systems re-use water to raise two products, such as fish and crops.


 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Cost-share assistance to conserve water on farms and ranches through USDA-NRCS. See Resources.
The irrigation series of publications by University of California. anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/; Click on “soils & water” then “irrigation.”
For information, links and discussion groups related to irrigation, visit http://www.wsi.nrcs.usda.gov/products/W2Q/water_mgt/Irrigation/nrcs_irrigation_page.html.

moveable pasture poultry pen
Water-conserving sprinklers irrigate crops in Watsonville, Calif.
Photo by Jerry DeWitt

 

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