Border Flood Irrigation in Citrus Produces Significant Cash Advantages for Producers

  • December 2013 – Texas A&M Department of Agricultural Economics Farm ASSISTANCE Focus

  • “Border flood” irrigation produces the highest net cash farm income (NCFI) for citrus growers in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. A new analysis of the data collected for border flood, micro-jet, drip, and flood irrigation in citrus conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Department of Agricultural Economics puts the projected 10-year average annual NCFI border flood at $1,360/acre, almost 68 percent higher than the projected NCFI for flood irrigation. FULL STORY