Corn Irrigation in West Tennessee

Center-pivot irrigation is a farming technique that is growing in popularity – but is it profitable? Researchers at the University of Tennessee have determined that there are specific criteria required in order to successfully utilize this technique. Center-pivot irrigation can only remain profitable if corn prices remain at a high level and a farmer’s land exceeds 125 acres, and even then still involves risks, mainly involving the price of corn. Transitioning to center-pivot irrigation is no easy task and requires significant investment and a tough, long-term decision.

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