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Texas Alliance for Water Conservation schedules Field Walk at Ralls farm

Norman Martin

July 7, 2022

field of cotton

The tough job of irrigating in a drought is in the spotlight as part of a Texas Alliance for Water Conservation Field Walk from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday (Jul. 14) at the farm of Lloyd Arthur in Ralls, Texas (1102 CR 135).

"Join us as we analyze crops, technology and soil moisture data," said TAWC Project Director Rick Kellison. "We'll hear Lloyd and Jeff Miller discuss the data used to verify making hard decisions during a costly drought year." Fieldnet and Forefront Agronomy will also be discussing their technologies installed at the farm, he said.

Funded by a grant from the Texas Water Development Board, TAWC operates as a partnership of producers, technology firms, universities and government agencies working to extend the life of the largest subterranean aquifer in the United States. Stretching from the Texas panhandle in the south to the northern boundary of Nebraska, the Ogallala Aquifer lies beneath one of the most important agricultural regions in the United States.

The project uses on-farm demonstrations of cropping and livestock systems to compare the production practices, technologies, and systems that can maintain individual farm profitability while improving water use efficiency with a goal of extending the life of the Ogallala Aquifer while maintaining the viability of local farms and communities. All production-related decisions are made by the more than 20 producers involved in the project.

CONTACT: Rick Kellison, Project Director, Texas Alliance for Water Conservation, Texas Tech University at (806) 292-5982 or rick.kellison@ttu.edu

0706NM22 / Editor's Note: For more information on this year's Texas Alliance for Water Conservation Field Walk, contact Samantha Borgstedt at (806) 789-4177 or samantha.borgstedt@ttu.edu


This story was first published in the Davis College NewsCenter. See the original article here.