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Water, Water (Not) Everywhere
Mon Oct 7, 2013 01:24 PM CDT

With 13 pivots to manage, Preston Jimmerson, of Doerun, Ga., realizes how important water is to southwest Georgia farmers. In 2011, Jimmerson installed variable-rate irrigation (VRI) on one center pivot and watched the water savings mount up.

"I wanted to get VRI on one pivot and see how it works, because this is a big investment," says the 28-year-old farmer.

To dip his toe in VRI, Jimmerson selected a pivot fed by an on-farm water-storage reservoir. The pivot covers 90 acres but has a 5-acre area in the circle where crops aren't planted. ...

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