South Texas surge valve demo set

  • September 9, 2013 - Southwest Farm Press
  • "While surge-valves and poly-pipe irrigation is nothing new for many South Texas farmers, a demonstration of the technology at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Weslaco this Friday will offer their first ever view of the valves in action. 'For so many years South Texas was extremely lucky to have very few water issues thanks to the comprehensive canal and pumping systems along the Rio Grande River from Mission to Brownsville. But with less water and extended droughts, water has become a serious issue in the Lower Rio Grande Valley and there is a real need for better irrigation technology in South Texas,' said Tom McLemore, manager at the Harlingen Irrigation District." FULL STORY