Microirrigation for Sustainable Water Use

 

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The West is home to some of the fastest growing communities in the nation, and these growing communities are putting additional strain on already overdrawn water supplies in the region. A major user of Western water is irrigated farmland needed to feed a growing world population. Adequate irrigation is necessary for good crop yields and quality, particularly in semi-arid and arid regions, but excessive irrigation can damage crops, and excess water can carry pollutants like chemicals and sediment into surface and groundwater.

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