Lining irrigation canals with concrete can greatly improve water transport efficiency. Concrete-lined ditches have water-saving advantages over earthen ditches in terms of reducing seepage loss, increased water quality, reduced erosion, and reduced friction losses. Learn more.
Conservation tillage is the practice of leaving at least a portion of stalks or residue from the previous crop on the land while keeping the land in productivity. Reduced tillage strategies can help with water conservation by reducing runoff, increasing water infiltration rates, and reducing soil exposure and evaporation. Learn more.
Drip irrigation utilizes a low-volume, low-pressure water delivery method to precise locations. By delivering water directly to the root zone, drip irrigation can create significant gains in water use efficiency. The advantages of switching to drip irrigation include improved water distribution uniformity, reduced water loss due to evaporation and reduced nutrient leaching below the root zone. Learn more.
The use of laser-leveling techniques can greatly improve the accuracy of land grading practices by grading the land to a specific slope required for the intended land use, soil type, and field layout. By utilizing laser-guided grading, irrigation uniformity is increased, unwanted runoff and erosion decreased, and crop water usage becomes more efficient. Learn more.