The production of crops is the heart of Nebraska's economy. Water is essential to all plant growth. Thus Nebraska's economy relies on a plentiful supply of water to produce crops – in both rainfed and irrigated environments. Several factors involved with producing crops interact with either water supply or water quality issues – or both.
Agricultural water users can optimize water use efficiency and protect the quality of water resources by applying basic information about irrigation systems, crop water use and management practices.
Recycling local manure nutrients before purchasing fertilizer is key to protecting the environment. Learn more about maximizing manure’s benefits while minimizing its risks.
The Nebraska Agricultural Water Management Network (NAWMN) project is a system for testing cutting-edge technologies and creating a network with growers, UNL Extension, NRDs, NRCS, and crop consultants, and other interested partners, enables the adoption of water and energy conservation practices.