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Sustainable Irrigation Tutorial

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When irrigation is appropriate to its location and circumstances, it can be an essential element of farm sustainability. Sustainable irrigation includes taking good care of the soil and water source, constantly improving soil health, being efficient in your use of water and energy, treating neighbors and other water users fairly, and keeping costs down so you can be profitable and stay in farming for the long haul. Aimed at beginning farmers with little or no experience, this course begins at square one and demystifies the irrigation process: providing a friendly introduction to equipment, terminology, and safety precautions. Unlike other irrigation courses that take a more industrial or engineering approach, this one maintains a strong focus on sustainability throughout.

Do you have any questions or comments about this project?

Please contact:
Mike Morris ~ Energy Specialist
NCAT, The National Center for Appropriate Technology
P.O. Box 3838 Butte, MT 59701


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