IRRIGATION EFFICIENCY & WATER MANAGEMENT
We serve to assist in irrigation efficiency upgrades.
The wise use of water is one of our highest
conservation priorities in Jefferson County.
By implementing efficient irrigation systems,
we improve the Jefferson County agronomic economy
at large by ensuring that enough water is available
for both producers and the surrounding fish & wildlife.
To improve irrigation efficiency on your farm,
there are four things you need to know:
Know Your Crop Water Needs
It’s important to understand the amount of water your crop needs and uses from the soil profile each day and throughout each phase of your crop’s life cycle.
Know Your Soils
It’s important to know your soil's water holding capacity and intake rate.
Know Your Water
Knowing the actual flow of water being delivered to your field is critical to improving irrigation efficiency. If you know the volume of water that needs to be delivered and the salinity and flow rate of the water being delivered, it is easy to determine how long to irrigate.
Know Your Field
It is important to know your field configuration. Knowing the slope & length of the field and row spacing for your crops helps determine the depth and proper rate of water to apply per furrow or border.
Past projects of ours include but are not limited to:
Converting from Flood to Pivot Irrigation
Installing bump back systems to reuse water on your property
Updating outdated irrigation systems
Installing piping projects to prevent irrigation seepage