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Clemson researchers developing technologies to improve agricultural water-use efficiency - SCNow

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-21 Mon 10:11
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BLACKVILLE, S.C. – Irrigation is an important tool that likely has been used in agriculture for about as long as humans have been cultivating plants, but just how much water is enough?

Researchers from the Clemson University Edisto Research and Education Center (REC) are working on projects they believe will help South Carolina farmers conserve water and save money.

One project, funded by the state legislature, is developing software that can help take the guessing out of irrigation system efficiency. It is a GPS-based center-pivot auditing software used to calculate water-distribution uniformity in fields.