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SUMMER 2022 ISSUE

Digital edition sponsored by

Dawn Industries

COVER STORY

Missing parts

Farmers plan ahead and build stock to work around supply chain pressures.

When it comes to managing water, farmers already have plenty of stresses to worry about. This season, in addition to allocation or availability, they’re also dealing with a continuing contraction of the market around irrigation equipment parts and maintenance. The supply chains around those products tightened during the pandemic. Rather than loosening over the past year, additional pressures have added on to make it even tougher for some farmers to get what they need to keep crops and revenues healthy. Going into this season, growers are making adjustments and planning ahead as they see that strain continuing.

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Editorial message

    Smart Irrigation Month is meant to shine a spotlight on why working with best practices in mind is important and to show how irrigation professionals have an impact far beyond their fields.
  • Economy

    Unprecedented commodity price spikes are more good news for the irrigation equipment industry.
  • Legislative update

    Farm and conservation groups are beginning to advance their own policies to take to Congress for the 2023 Farm Bill.
  • Industry insights

    Smart Irrigation Month is the time for the ag irrigation industry to share effective irrigation benefits and info with their communities.
  • Your best practice

    Use growth stage irrigation scheduling for corn to reduce irrigation costs, lower pumping and maintain top yield numbers.
  • Tech corner

    Recent technological advances allow growers and water managers to use smart irrigation apps to optimize irrigation scheduling.
  • Association news

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

    The U.S. sees heavy rain in the North and East from La Nina and extreme drought covering more than one-half of the country into summer 2022.

FEATURES

The ag irrigation industry is experiencing a disrupted supply chain, item shortages, increased costs and global logistics difficulties.

Irrigation scheduling can help satisfy a crop’s needs without wasting water, energy and plant nutrients or degrading the soil.

Irrigation scheduling software apps can simplify integration of data, recommendations and water use models to inform management decisions.

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