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Contents


VOL. 3, ISSUE 4 | April 2019


12 FEATURES Irrigation Scheduling


10 7 steps to better irrigation scheduling Best management practices


14 Finding the right tool Intuitive & easy to use


18 Utilizing technology Right amount, right place, right time


Big data


22 What’s the big deal? Basics about what big data is and how growers can use it


24 From data to decisions Navigating the challenges of utilizing data for better decision-making


IN EVERY ISSUE


Editorial message ..............4 Tech corner .....................6 Legislative update .............8 Your best practice .............28


Association news ..............32 Weather outlook ..............34 Industry insights ..............36 Ad index .......................38


Irrigation Today is published quarterly by the Irrigation Association, 8280 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Suite 400, Fairfax, VA 22031-4511 USA, Tel 703.536.7080, Fax 703.536.7019, info@ irrigationtoday.org, www.irrigationtoday.org. The IA and Irrigation Today are not responsible for content or opinions included in this publication. The publisher grants free subscriptions to those who work in the agriculture industry, and all requests will be reviewed for qualification. Those who do not qualify can subscribe by paying the one-year subscription fee of $20 ($35/year international rate).


ISSN 2572-7834 | © 2019 by the Irrigation Association. All rights reserved. No part of this magazine may be reproduced in any form or by any means without permission in writing from the Irrigation Association.


POSTMASTER – Please send address changes to: Irrigation Today, 8280 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Suite 400, Fairfax, VA 22031-4511. irrigationtoday.org 3 More


30 Simulated learning Community college preparing students for 21st century farming


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