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Furrow dike water conservation practices in the Texas High Plains

Glen L. Wistrand

Furrow dike water conservation practices in the Texas High Plains

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, [Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., distributor] in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dikes (Engineering) -- Texas.,
  • Furrow irrigation -- Texas.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementGlen L. Wistrand.
    SeriesTechnical bulletin -- no. 1691., Technical bulletin (United States. Dept. of Agriculture) -- no. 1691.
    ContributionsUnited States. Soil Conservation Service., United States. Dept. of Agriculture. Economic Research Service.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 21 p. :
    Number of Pages21
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17831519M

    Conservation techniques like cover crops, crop rotation, no-till and minimum-till have their place in keeping farmers in business, according to Scott. The benefits far outweigh the additional work and costs associated with those practices. Scott has rotated crops and . Encyclopedia of Water Science (Print) () by Bobby A. Stewart, Terry Howell. Furrow diking is a soil and water conservation practice that is adaptable to both dryland and irrigated crop production. It is most often used on gently sloping terrain in arid and semiarid areas where crops are grown under water . Conservation tillage and deficit irrigation effects on water use and yield of cotton and corn [abstract]. Joint Meeting of American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America, and Crop Science Society of America, October , , Houston, Texas.


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Furrow dike water conservation practices in the Texas High Plains by Glen L. Wistrand Download PDF EPUB FB2

Furrow Dike Water Conservation Practices in the Texas High Plains. By Glen L. Wistrand, Natural Resource Economics Division, Economic Research Service, in cooperation with the Soil Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Technical Bulletin No.

Abstract Furrow diking can prevent irrigation and rainfall runoff, conserve energy. Furrow dike water conservation practices in the Texas High Plains (Technical bulletin / United States Department of Agriculture) [Glen L Wistrand] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

This study analyzes the effects of diking on water and soil conservation, crop yields, costs, and energy use in farming, using examples of farms in the Texas High Plains area. Furrow diking can prevent irrigation and rainfall runoff, conserve energy use, prevent soil loss, amd allow producers Furrow dike water conservation practices in the Texas High Plains book reclaim land otherwise unusable, depending on soil, climate, and crops grown in a given area.

" Furrow dike water conservation practices in the Texas High Plains. Save as: AGRIS_AP RIS EndNote(XML)Cited by: 4. Buy Furrow dike water conservation practices in the Texas High Plains (Technical bulletin / United States Department of Agriculture) by Glen L Wistrand (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Glen L Wistrand. Furrow diking has been proposed as a cost effective management practice that is designed to create a series of storage basins in the furrow between crop rows to catch and retain rainfall and irrigation water.

Furrow Dikes Ordie R. Jones (Retired) R. Louis Baumhardt United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Bushland, Texas, U.S.A. INTRODUCTION Furrow.

Mission: High Plains Underground Water Conservation District No. 1 was created in As a political subdivision of Texas, HPUWCD is charged with protecting, preserving and conserving aquifers within the District's county service area.

Water Level Reports. Water level reports. Interactive Map. Interactive map. Agendas & Minutes. of the sprinkler irrigation system. Measured data for a row crop field without furrow dikes in the High Plains Region of Texas showed that the quantity of runoff was equal to 12 percent of the gross quantity of water applied using sprinkler irrigation.

The runoff was eliminated for the same field when the furrow dikes were installed. Based on the simulation analyses, promising locations can be identified for developing furrow-dike runoff conservation practices.

Diking is a low-cost technique, and if applied properly on a long-term basis, it can result in signif- icant benefits to semi-arid by: A large amount of time and energy is expended in the extraction of irrigation water (one acre inch of water is 27, gallons in volume and weighspounds) and costs vary according to a number of variables such as type of irrigation system, irrigation efficiency, and distance the water must be trans- File Size: KB.

The dikes or basins store potential runoff on the soil surface, allowing the water to infiltrate (Fig. 1) thus, decreasing storm or irrigation runoff and increasing storage and plant available water in the soil.

Furrow diking is a soil and water conservation practice that is adaptable to. o one knows better than Texas farmers and ranchers that agriculture depends on water. Because our state is prone to drought, the lack of water often limits the pro- duction of food and fiber crops.

As a result, producers often rely on irrigation to provide sufficient water for agricultural needs. Furthermore, keeping furrow dikes in place year-round could boost yields 7 to 17 bushels per acre for sorghum and 3½ to 12¾ bushels for corn.

The practice may be useful in other areas of the High Plains to mitigate the effects of short-duration moisture stress on crop : Dave Mowitz. HPWD discontinued its printed water level report in Those who would like printed information about water levels in a specific county or counties should contact Jed Leibbrandt at () or email [email protected] HPWD Annual Report.

HPWD Fiscal Year Audit. Ogallala/Edwards Trinity (High Plains) Water Level. Basin tillage is a soil and water conservation practice that increases surface depression storage of precipitation, thereby potentially reducing storm runoff and increasing soil water storage and availability to crops.

Irrigation data from Castro and Parmer counties, Texas, [microform] / by Paul L. Rettman and Gene D. McAdoo U.S. Dept.

of the Interior, Geological Survey: Open-File Services Section, Western Distribution Branch Denver, CO Australian/Harvard Citation.

Rettman, Paul. & McAdoo, Gene D. & Geological Survey (U.S.). "Furrow dikes should be an essential part of a water use efficiency program on any farm. This is a low-cost, high-return practice that can increase profitability for High Plains producers," Orr says.

Wayne Board can be contacted at or [email protected] Furrow Dike Water Conservation Practices in the Texas High Plains Glen L. Wistrand Household Expenditures for Fruits, Vegetables, and Potatoes David Smallwood and James R.

Blaylock Theoretical Improvement of Autotetraploid Crops: Interpopulation and Intrapopulation Selection D. Rowe and R. Hill A Summary of Compounds Evaluated for Plant Growth. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

Furrow dike water conservation practices in the Texas High Plains Glen L. Wistrand Not In Library. Read. Ditches, dykes and deep-drainage Nigel Harvey Not In Library. Sixty to 70 percent of producers in this area use furrow diking on several million acres, says Scott Orr, Agricultural.

with continuous sorghum at Etter, Texas, conservation of runoff with furrow diking resulted in a yield increase (Stewart etal., ). Gerard et al. () found that placing a dike every m in the furrow increased sorghum yields by 11 to 17% in in the Texas Rolling Plains.

Furrow diking increased cotton yields by about 35% in Donald E. Green, Irrigation Frontier on the Texas High Plains, – (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Oklahoma, ).

Donald E. Green, Land of the Underground Rain: Irrigation on the Texas High Plains, – (Austin: University of Texas Press, ). James E. Jonish, "Water Conservation Practices of the High Plains Underground Water District," Journal of the West 29 (October ).

Similarly, in the Texas Panhandle, the Board of Directors of the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District Number 1, the officials governing water use in the Ogallala Aquifer in the area, approved limits on water use for hydraulic fracturing in July of Incitizens of the City of Denton, TX voted to ban hydraulic Cited by: 4.

Alternative soil management practices are needed in semi-arid West Africa to sustain soil fertility and cereal production while reducing the need for extended fallow periods and chemical fertilizers. An experiment was conducted at the Cinzana Station near Segou, Mali to assess the effects of tillage, crop residue incorporation and legume rotation on the growth and yield of sorghum (Sorghum Cited by: “Sixty to 70 percent of producers in this area use furrow diking on several million acres,” says Scott Orr, Agricultural Group Supervisor with the High Plains Underground Water District No.

1 at Lubbock, Texas. “Farmers use furrow diking primarily on dryland, but they also use the technique with various types of sprinkler irrigation, drip. The automatic surge valves also are appealing because of reduction in labor. Researchers have found that for the clay silt soils found on the Texas High Plains, surge requires a stream size of 12 to 16 GPM for each furrow.

Some experts claim that generally a stream size from 20 to 25 GPM is necessary. While a major reason for such a design is to retain pollutants like pesticides and fertilizers on-site, it also conserves water. Furrow-diking is another means to capture water in drier areas of the country.

To furrow-dike, special equipment creates furrows with small ridges, or. exceeded recharge. Within the Texas portion of the Southern High Plains, approximately 75 percent of the irrigated area is with center pivot sprinklers, with the remaining 20 and 5 percent comprising gravity (i.e., furrow water) and subsurface drip irrigation (SDI), respectively (Colaizzi et al., ).

In the Texas Northern High Plains the water use efficiency, which represents the units of grain produced per unit of water used by the crop, is low. Unger () reported that water use efficiency in a dryland cropping system can be doubled or even tripled if producers adopt dryland conservation.

Ogallala Aquifer region of the southern Texas High Plains (THP). The To meet the DFCs, the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District adopted a 50/50 policy such that 50 % of current water in the Ogallala aquifer would remain in 50 years.

This is enforced Furrow Dike Jun Mar 2-Apr Mar Furrow Dike Apr Jun 4-Jun. Texas Tech University was awarded a grant in for project titled, "An Integrated Approach to Water Conservation in the Texas Southern High Plains".

Initially an eight-year project, this long-term demonstration initiative received additional appropriations from the. Determinants of Residential Water Conservation Behavior. An Investigation of Socio-economic and Psycho-dynamic Factors. Carbondale, Southern Illinois University. (Ph.D. dissertation) Kromm, D.E., and S.E.

White. "Adoption of Water Saving Practices by Irrigation in the High Plains," Water Resources Bulletin, 26(6), pp.

The High Plains was one of the largest irrigated areas in the United States and represented 65 percent of all Texas irrigation. The amount of irrigated cropland harvested increased from 10 percent in to about 25 percent during the mids, to 72 percent in In there were million acres in Texas under irrigation.

Agricultural Cost of Maintaining Playa Lake Hydroperiod to Preserve Playa Lake Ecosystems in the Texas High Plains David B. Willis Associate Professor Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics Furrow Dike Cotton Yield Impacts Annual Average per Acre Cotton Yield.

The Texas Plains region is mostly semi-arid, with variable precipitation and high evaporative demand.

As a result, water is generally the most limiting factor for crop production. Various technologies and practices are adopted in the Texas Plains region for soil and water conservation, including terracing and contour by: 1. The wildlife district for the Panhandle/High Plains is comprised of 56 counties.

This site will allow you to find useful information for each county. Click on any county in the map below to find out which wildlife biologists and technicians are responsible for your area. IUCAT is Indiana University's online library catalog, which provides access to millions of items held by the IU Libraries statewide.

Book Title: Year Published: Month Published: Author: James P. Bordovsky: Book Group Author: Abstract: The low energy precision application (LEPA) irrigation concept was developed forty years ago (ca.

) to address the depletion of irrigation water from the Ogallala Aquifer and the sharp increase in energy needed for pumping in the Texas High Plains.

The High Plains Soil and Water Conservation, located in Dimmitt, TX, protects and improves Dimmitt soil and water resources. A government agency, the Soil and Water Conservation District provides resources on conservation and management for soil, water, and other natural on: East Jones Street, Dimmitt,TX.

Abstract. Best management practices (BMP) to improve irrigation efficiency and rainfall capture are needed in the Mid-Southern USA to ease overdrafts from the Mississippi River VaAuthor: C.

J. Bryant, L. J. Krutz, R. C. Nuti, C. C. Truman, M. A. Locke, L. Falconer, R. L. Atwill, C. W. W.Director, Gulf Coast Hazardous Substance Research Center, PO BoxLamar University, Beaumont, TX The phone number is () Furrow Diking Technology for Agricultural Water Conservation in Texas: An Initial State-Wide Assessment Principal Investigators: J.

Hari Krishna and Gerald Arkin, Texas Agricultural.The primary goal of agricultural production is to provide the world's population with food, fiber, and fuel. As the global population and the demand for food grows and non-renewable resources become more limited, the agricultural industry, and more specifically producers, will be challenged to increase crop yields with less resources (e.g.

land, water, nutrients), while maintaining soil.