Subsurface Irrigation System Cuts Nutrient Loss, Increases Yields
"...until one of these systems is installed farmers don’t realize how much drainage issues have been affecting their fields,” says Hester. “Once they install it, it makes a big difference in the spring with replants and other things.”
There’s no magic to it.
“The reason is with subsurface irrigation there’s essentially no surface evaporation. That’s a very big deal for some farmers. We’ve had visitors from California, where water access is limited, looking at this. There are farmers there now doing this.”
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