New Waves October 2010

Breaking news about water resources research and education in Texas

Texas Irrigation Expo to showcase water conservation

Companies and organizations from across Texas and the United States that provide water conservation technology and services to farmers and irrigation districts will be attending the Texas Irrigation Expo Oct. 21-22 at the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show Grounds in Mercedes.

The expo will include expert speakers, tours of demonstration sites currently using on-farm water conservation tools and techniques, a scholarship contest for high school students, and displays of the latest irrigation technology and equipment.

“This event will help showcase our conservation efforts in the region,” said Allen Berthold, Texas Water Resources Institute project manager. Texas AgriLife employees will be at the Expo providing information about various projects in the area involving water conservation technology and water quality.

The Texas Irrigation Expo is coordinated by the Harlingen Irrigation District and is partially funded by a grant from the Texas Water Development Board as part of the 10-year Agricultural Water Conservation Demonstration Initiative, a research project to explore on-farm water conservation methods. Learn more.

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