The many partners involved in the Texas Project for Ag Water Efficiency talk about the compelling reasons behind the project and some key results of their efforts.
In-District Water Management Efficiencies (3:15)
The Texas AWE project has found that one of the best ways to conserve water in irrigated agriculture is to create efficient delivery systems in the irrigation district. Learn how automation is providing a win-win situation for producers and irrigation district personnel in the field.
On-Farm Irrigation Efficiencies (4:29)
Learn about irrigation methods and technology used by farmers participating in the Texas AWE program, such as poly pipe, surge, drip, and soil moisture monitoring.
Rio Grande Center for Ag Water Efficiency (2:19)
Learn more about the Texas AWE's facility, the Rio Grande Center for Ag Water Efficiency. The Center offers training and technology demonstrations for farmers and irrigation district personnel, as well as offering flow meter calibration services.
The Future of Irrigated Agriculture in Texas (3:08)
What does the future hold for irrigated agriculture in Texas? What role can ag water efficiency and conservation projects, such as those offered by Texas AWE, play in that future?
Surge Irrigation (4:36)
On-farm demonstrations in the Lower Rio Grande Valley have proven that using surge valves in
furrow irrigation can cut water consumption from 22 to 52 percent across a variety of crops including cotton, sugarcane, and corn.
Narrow Border Flood Irrigation (4:29)
Narrow-border flood irrigation of citrus orchards can save one-third the water used by traditional large-pan flood irrigation with negligible investment in equipment yet with higher yields of better quality, substantially enhancing net farm cash income. Narrow Border Flood also works in other laser-leveled orchards, including most any perennial fruit or nut trees such as pecan, where flood irrigation is a common practice.