The Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District was recently awarded a Regional Water Plan Seed Grant from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to conduct an innovative project in the Spring Creek Basin. The District will be working with scientists from the University of Georgia to implement a "dynamic variable rate irrigation" project on fields in the Spring Creek Basin to optimize irrigation over the 2016-2017 growing seasons. Project partners also include The Nature Conservancy in Georgia and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation. This project will be only the second time this technology has ever been tested on commercial farms!
The University of Georgia recently highlighted this innovative technology in an article about Variable Rate Irrigation.
Photograph courtesy of Matt Hanner