New guides from Extension: Irrigated agriculture in Spokane, Skagit counties

Irrigation systemEach month, experts at Washington State University publish new and revised guides aiding farmers and communities across the Northwest.

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Irrigation plays an essential role in the state’s economy and natural resources. Good irrigation management saves water and energy and increases crop yield and farm profitability.

Intended for producers, agencies, and stakeholders, this publication is part of a series exploring irrigation system efficiency across five Washington counties. Learn about geography, weather, crop status, market value of crops, and irrigation systems in Spokane County. Authors include Don McMoran, Troy Peters, Abdelmoneim Z. Mohamed, Kate Seymour, Sylvi Thortenson, and Patricia J. Munts.

Irrigated agriculture in Washington has been adversely impacted by insufficient water and drought conditions, and there is an urgent need to improve irrigation system efficiency. WSU-WISE (Water and Irrigation Systems Efficiency) evaluates irrigation system efficiency for five counties across Washington state. This publication is part of a series resulting from WISE and provides an overview of irrigated agriculture in Skagit County, a diverse and major agricultural county. Authors include Sylvi Thortenson, Don McMoran, Abdelmoneim Mohamed, and Kate Seymour.

Find more guides at the Extension Publications website.