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Maximizing water management

The Irrigation Innovation Consortium is five years old, and already bringing together data that can help farmers make better use of water for raising crops.

Willie Vogt

December 23, 2022

20 Min Listen

Irrigation is an important tool for a lot of farmers to take control of the weather. But there’s also growing attention to how that water gets used on the farm, creating challenges. However, in the past few years the amount of data collected by irrigators and researchers is bringing much higher precision to the industry. One organization, the Irrigation Innovation Consortium, is helping to bring that data together to create better ways to use water for creating food.

Amy Kremen is associate director of IIC, and she discusses the work of the organization, as well as how data is being put to use for agriculture. One topic she also explores is an attempt by several universities to work on creating a Master Irrigator program to boost knowledge and training for farmers who want to be even better stewards of the water they have available. She explores those topics in the latest episode of Around Farm Progress.

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About the Author(s)

Willie Vogt

Willie Vogt has been covering agricultural technology for more than 40 years, with most of that time as editorial director for Farm Progress. He is passionate about helping farmers better understand how technology can help them succeed, when appropriately applied.

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