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By Mark Watson
Panhandle No till Educator 

No Till notes: 'Water Conservation, Part 4'


As I mentioned in previous articles we view water conservation on our farm as a systems approach to saving water. Thus far I have talked about utilizing no-till crop production techniques to minimize soil disturbance and adopting a dynamic crop rotation.

Another component to water conservation we have implemented is to produce a forage crop following our irrigated winter wheat harvest. I struggled with this decision since we are producing another crop on our irrigated acres which will require some irrigation. This contradicts our whole idea of conserving water, but I think the benefits to s...

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