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dc.contributor.authorPerry, Calvinen_US
dc.contributor.authorYager, Radforden_US
dc.contributor.editorCarroll, G. Deniseen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-21T20:24:58Z
dc.date.available2013-03-21T20:24:58Z
dc.date.issued2011-04
dc.identifier.isbn0-9794100-2-9
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/46454
dc.descriptionProceedings of the 2011 Georgia Water Resources Conference, April 11, 12, and 13, 2011, Athens, Georgia.en_US
dc.description.abstractPersistent drought, energy costs, urban expansion, and interstate litigation are collectively threatening irrigation water supplies in many parts of the U.S. Efficient agricultural water use is critical for sustainable economic development in rural areas – even in the humid southeast where annual precipitation exceeds 50 in. If irrigated agriculture is to survive in this competitive environment, we must conserve irrigation water use. UGA developed the C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park (SIRP) as a state-of-the-art irrigation research and education center to assist farmers in managing irrigation and the general public in understanding the role of water in the economy of the southwest Georgia region. One of the goals for the Park is to find more efficient ways to apply irrigation water. Currently, SIRP and its associated researchers are evaluating several tools, techniques, and/or practices that have the potential to conserve considerable amounts of irrigation water. These tools/practices include low pressure drop nozzle retrofits, variable-rate irrigation controls on center pivot irrigation systems, advanced irrigation scheduling (including use of remote soil moisture monitoring via sensors), subsurface drip irrigation, and conservation tillage. Partnerships with various likeminded groups have enabled many of the tools/practices to be transferred to working farms for further evaluation. Education and outreach activities by SIRP personnel help irrigators better understand the opportunities for adopting the tools/practices on their farms.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored by: Georgia Environmental Protection Division U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Water Science Center U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Water Resources Institute The University of Georgia, Water Resources Facultyen_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityThis book was published by Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-2152. The views and statements advanced in this publication are solely those of the authors and do not represent official views or policies of The University of Georgia, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Georgia Water Research Institute as authorized by the Water Research Institutes Authorization Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-307) or the other conference sponsors.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGWRI2011. Conservationen_US
dc.subjectWater resources managementen_US
dc.subjectIrrigation water conservationen_US
dc.subjectAgricultureen_US
dc.subjectStripling Irrigation Research Parken_US
dc.subjectIrrigation research and educationen_US
dc.titleIrrigation Water Conservation Efforts at the UGA C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Parken_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Georgia. Stripling Irrigation Research Parken_US
dc.publisher.originalWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgiaen_US


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