Irrigation

Chasing Water

Last year's drought convinced Colorado potato grower Harry Strohauer that he had to make a change — a big change. He moved 500 acres — ro... more »

Meeting the Challenges

The death of his father revised Carl Hoverson's plans to become an engineer and brought him home to the family farm. Hoverson's great-grandparents set... more »

History of irrigation

There have been a lot of innovations in agriculture and the potato industry throughout the years. From the first self-powered tractors to today's GPS-... more »

Precision Irrigation

Irrigation technology has come a long way in the past decade, and equipment designers and manufacturers aren't done yet. Growers can expect to see con... more »

Water Management

Look at on-farm conservation, irrigation practices to best use water suppliesThere's a finite water supply these days and growers are finding the supp... more »

New irrigation technologies from ARS can help conserve a vital resource

In the small Montana farming town of Sidney, Robert Evans adjusts his Bluetooth. He's not chatting with colleagues or closing a business deal. He's wa... more »

Northwest Potato Growers Expect Dry Season

This year's irrigation outlook for Northwest potato growers is dry, just like it's been the past few years.Idaho is in the seventh year of a drought c... more »

Technology aids farming and irrigation practices

It's said that the information age started with the military in the 1950s, and the technology we have in the 21st century is a direct result of it. Fa... more »


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