Agricultural Irrigation

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Agricultural Irrigation

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.

Impact of Irrigation Technologies on Water Use: Clarifying Water Withdrawals and Consumptive Use

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A new Nebraska Extension NebGuide clarifies the concept of consumptive use of water with regard to irrigated crop production and provides guidelines for determining the efficiency of new irrigation technology.

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Rust-stained irrigation pipes hint at lack of nitrate in groundwater

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According to study from Department of Natural Resources researchers, irrigation pivots stained with rust may indicate the absence of nitrate in the groundwater supplying the pivots. This information can potentially be used to help screen for areas for the potential absence of nitrate and, in an ideal world, could indicate areas at higher- or lower-risk for nitrate contamination before it becomes a problem.

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Online Offerings for Pesticide Applicator Training, Chemigation Training

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New for 2023, certain county extension offices will host computer kiosks that private applicators can use to complete the program, and extension educators will be hosting Zoom training sessions.

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Chemigation Training in 2023

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Chemigation training is offered at face-to-face events and online through the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, at no cost to the individual.

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Chemigation

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Chemigation is the practice of applying agrichemicals to cropland using an irrigation system to distribute both the water and chemical.

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