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VOL. 1, ISSUE 2 | October 2016 Contents 11 Sustaining Water Resources in Agriculture


14 Variable Rate Irrigation 16 Breathing Room: Aerating Soil & Water


18 Low Saline Groundwater A New Water Resource for Crop Irrigation


Maintenance & Repair 16


20 Flushing Driplines for Better Uniformity & Longer System Life 24 Maintenance Musts Regular Maintenance Checks Improve Irrigation System Performance & Provide Upgrade Opportunities


Other Features


34 Water Law — Whiskey Is for Drinking & Water Is for Fighting Prior Appropriation of Water


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39 Case Studies Demonstrating Irrigation Water Management Practices to Mid-South Farmers


40 Irrigation Show & Education Conference What Not to Miss at the 2016 Irrigation Show & Education Conference


Departments


4 President’s Message 6 From the CEO 9 IA Happenings 11 Legislative Update


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13 Foundation News 27 Landscape Lighting 30 Tech Corner 32 Economy


36 International Trends 38 Contractor/Small Business Corner


Cover: Thank you to Valley Irrigation for providing the base photos for the cover image.


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, www.irrigation.org. Contact IA for subscription information.


This is the official publication of the Irrigation Association and carries news and announcements concern- ing IA. The association and Irrigation Today are not responsible for content or opinions other than those relating to association activities.


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