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Arkansas Irrigation Contest

The Arkansas Irrigation Contest is an annual competition organized by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission. The contest aims to promote efficient and sustainable irrigation practices among Arkansas farmers and to recognize those who achieve high levels of efficiency in their irrigation systems.

The contest is open to all irrigated crops, including row crops, fruits, vegetables, and turf. Participants are required to submit data on their irrigation practices, including the type of irrigation system used, the amount of water applied, and the yield of their crops.

The contest has several categories, based on the type of irrigation system used and the crop being grown. Winners are selected based on their irrigation efficiency, which is calculated as the amount of water applied per unit of crop yield. The top performers in each category are recognized at an awards ceremony held at the annual Arkansas Irrigation Expo.

The Arkansas Irrigation Contest is an important initiative to promote sustainable and efficient irrigation practices in Arkansas, which is a leading producer of crops such as rice, cotton, soybeans, and corn. By recognizing and promoting best practices in irrigation, the contest helps Arkansas farmers improve their crop yields, conserve water resources, and reduce their environmental impact.

To learn more about the Arkansas Irrigation Contest, visit the UADA website.

The Arkansas Corn & Grain Sorghum Board will meet on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. and Thursday, February 22, 2024, at 8:30 a.m. at the Arkansas Department of Agriculture, 1 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas.

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