|Look for May, 2013 "Did You Know" tips at links below|
- Agricultural Irrigation
- Crop Production
- Drinking Water
- Lakes / Ponds / Streams
- Lawn and Landscape Irrigation
- Lawns, Landscapes and Gardens
- Livestock Manure Management
- Policy / Law / Economics / Human Behavior
- Stormwater Management
- Wastewater - Domestic Sewage
- Water Basics (groundwater, surface water, hydrology)
- Well and Wellhead Management
Soil and Water Management
Many of the cultural practices used in crop production have huge effects on the soil, its structure and its biological life. Corrective crop management practices have focused primarily on the obvious above-ground symptoms and problems.
Research, however, has discovered that what appear to be subtle differences below the soil surface may have profound effects on productivity and sustainability.
Improving soil structure and biological activity while maintaining residue cover will reduce runoff, erosion, evaporative losses and the related environmental impacts.
- See Conversation with Extension Engineer Paul Jasa on no-till cropping. (Video)
- See Conversation with Soil Scientist Gary Hergert on research that aims to help producers better manage water use. (Video)