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SPRING 2022 ISSUE

Digital edition sponsored by

Dawn Industries

COVER STORY

Know your numbers

Use data collection to get the most out of your irrigation.

Some things will always be true for ag producers, such the fact that plants need water. But increasing regulation and focus on responsible water use mean that growers are having to find new ways to solve irrigation issues.

One tool that has helped ag producers in the goal to maximize efficiency is the collection and analysis of data. Getting more specific information has helped growers make more informed decisions while reducing costs, all while developing better water management practices.

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Editorial message

    If any industry understands the value of maintaining a healthy respect for traditions, it’s the ag industry.
  • Economy

    The irrigation industry has nothing to fear from turf replacement initiatives and may see net benefits due to demand for precision irrigation.
  • Legislative update

    EQIP funding via the Build Back Better legislation and the 2023 Farm Bill undergo undecided futures as they heat up in federal government.
  • Your best practice

    Metering and monitoring an irrigation well can prevent costly pumping equipment failures and well damage.
  • Tech corner

    OSU researchers developed a geospatial database of all center pivot-irrigated fields in regions of the Ogallala Aquifer.
  • Industry insights

    The IA’s E3 program provided irrigation students and faculty with education that revolve around the irrigation industry.
  • Association news

    Get the latest IA and ag association updates.
  • Weather outlook

    La Niña has returned, leading to concerns that drought will persist or further intensify across the nation’s southwestern quadrant.

FEATURES

Growers need to understand their options when it comes to collecting irrigation data and connecting it to their personal experience.

The Irrigation Association and the Irrigation Innovation Consortium released the results of its second, 2020 economic impact study, which revealed a booming ag and landscape irrigation industry.

Irrigation Today sits down with the 2020 economic study’s principal researcher George Oamek.

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