A majority of farmers and ranchers agree that water conservation is a worthy goal. But as water conservation technology advances, many consider its associated costs and balk at updating irrigation equipment and water management practices. Cost is a concern, and not just the expense of buying and implementing the technology. Real and perceived costs also […]
In case anyone was wondering, farmers are still out there soiling their undies – all in the name of science and soil conservation. This week, the conservancy’s first “Soil Your Undies” results were released from the Saginaw Watershed Farmer Network Field Day at WMW Bierlein Farms in Michigan.
Just ahead of a rainstorm, Cody Ross might run out to an agricultural research site as part of his graduate work. He’ll need to get some dye into an injection well. The point? To evaluate the path that water follows from the field during and after the rainstorm. Ross, a member of the Watershed Systems […]