Unit 2.4: Irrigation

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify ways to reduce irrigation costs
  2. Learn ways to conserve water
  3. Learn what equipment changes can reduce energy usage.

 

Background

Irrigation has allowed farmers to produce consistent yields and reduce the risk of cultivating crops. The use of irrigation in the US has increased in recent years and the trend is expected to continue. This section will summarize the various types of irrigation systems being used and the energy used to power these systems.