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Title: Efficient irrigation management with conventional and VRI sprinkler systems

item O`Shaughnessy, Susan

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/13/2015
Publication Date: 12/15/2015
Citation: Oshaughnessy, S.A. 2015. Efficient irrigation management with conventional and VRI sprinkler systems.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: In Alabama, there is a ploitical push towards irrigated agriculture, as reduction in water resources for agriculture in the West becomes more limited. Some farmers have invested in center pivot systems but have little experience with irrigation scheduling methods. ARS scientists at Bushland have experience with different sprinkler application methods, irrigation scheduling and variable rate irrigation systems for cotton and various grain crops. This presentation will discuss how efficient irrigation management, crop production functions and site-specific variable rate irrigation management can benefit farmers by reducing water losses and improving water use and nitrogen use efficiency.