Making the desert bloom a drop at a time

Outlet: Casa Grande Valley Newspapers Inc.

December 5, 2011

Howard Wuertz has been named Person of the Year “for outstanding contributions toward the acceptance of sound irrigation practices” by the Irrigation Association, a national organization. Joe Henggeler, irrigation specialist with the University of Missouri, called Wuertz “the father of subsurface drip irrigation in America.” Before Wuertz tried that on his Coolidge farm, thousands of acres of surface drip irrigation had been tried in Arizona and abandoned, Henggeler said…

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