UGA streamlines high-tech irrigation system

Outlet: South East Farm Press

November 4, 2011

A technology developed on the University of Georgia campus in Tifton, Ga., that helps farmers improve yields and conserve water just got easier for farmers to use, says a UGA irrigation specialist. In southwest Georgia, the hub of irrigation use in the state, more than 6,000 center pivots are used to water crops like peanuts, cotton and corn. But farmers don’t have much control over how much water the irrigation nozzles spray as they pass over fields. Even small fields can vary widely in topography and soil types, with some places wetter or drier than other places in the same field…

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