Irrigation Water Management (IWM)
Irrigated lands of Franklin County contain many coarse textured soils with little organic matter. These soils have low water holding capacities that allow rapid movement of excess water down through the soil profile contributing to the leaching of contaminants into groundwater.
The Franklin Conservation District can provide you with information to achieve a higher level of (IWM) Irrigation Water Management. Practicing IWM can help minimize water quality problems, reduce energy costs and improve crop quality and yield.
Achieving Optimal IWM
A few important points to consider in achieving your IWM goal:
Irrigation system performance and maintenance
Uniformity of irrigation applications
How much water to apply, and when
Soil moisture monitoring
For current cost-share programs to implement Irrigation Water Management, contact us.