This section is quite brief, consisting largely of a list of techniques that can be used to improve efficiency (and sustainability) of water use in agriculture. Recall that many of the problems we discussed relative to irrigation werre caused by system inefficiencies. For reminders on why water use in agriculture can be problematic, click on water limits or irrigation here. Some of the items listed below are not economically feasible for the farmer (if she/he wants to keep farming in their historical way), while others are quite reasonable.


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