Smart Water Use on Your Farm or Ranch

Published online: Feb 22, 2021 New Products, News
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Smart Water Use on Your Farm or Ranch, a guide from Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education, is available for free in print and for download; it is particularly useful to farmers and educators considering innovative approaches to agricultural water use.

Incorporating sound water management techniques is crucial to the success of agricultural production. Producers can maximize production efficiency, regenerate their soil and conserve water by using techniques such as crop rotation, drip irrigation and conservation tillage. 

Part 1 of Smart Water Use examines how soil management strategies, such as cover cropping, adding organic matter and conservation tillage, can build soil health, improve soil structure and boost the water-holding capacity of soil. Part 2 discusses plant selection, crop rotation and livestock management strategies. Part 3 highlights how irrigation and drainage systems can be used to better manage water use in cropping systems.

Download or order your free print copy of Smart Water Use on Your Farm or Ranch at or by calling (301) 779-1007. Smart Water Use on Your Farm or Ranch is available in quantity for free to educators for use in educational workshops, classes or tours.

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