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Tools that an NRCS Field Office Might Use to Help a Farmer in the Edwards Aquifer Area in South Texas

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  2007 ASAE Annual Meeting  072254.(doi:10.13031/2013.23042)
Authors:   Jon Whan
Keywords:   computer software, computer models, irrigation

In an area that has limited water due to permitting, it becomes critical to assist farmer in making decisions on irrigation systems, management and tillage. Here is a list of tools/models and information that is being used by the local NRCS Field office to help in the decisions in the Edwards Aquifer area where they are limited to two acre/feet per acre of land irrigated. In this paper I will list the tools and give a brief example of how the tool or information is used. Some of the tools include things as simple as a current topo survey of the fields in question. Some of the models that are being used include CPED, CPNozzle, IWR, BORDER, BASIN, etc.

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