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Managing Pivot Irrigation in Drought Areas

By Amanda Kerr, NAPI – Growing Produce

June 7, 2017 – Building up a moisture profile is essential to growing any crop; however even more so in areas with high heat and potential for extended periods of time with water issues. The moisture profile is imperative to crop health and ability to withstand some degrees of stress. Understanding plant physiology and how each crop and variety responds to moisture is also a key factor.

Surviving a Month with Two Weeks’ Water

By Carol Miller, Growing Produce

May 31, 2017 – Imagine yourself in this nightmare scenario: At the height of the season, the pipeline that carries water from your only water source bursts. Repairs will be costly. And, even when executed as quickly as possible, it will be a month before you have access to new water. That means you have to make do with the water you have on hand — not more than a two weeks’ supply.

What would you do?