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Section Control Technology

Automatic section control technology has been readily adopted by producers over the past couple years. Current systems are available that control sections, nozzles, and rows on sprayers and implements. Simply, the technology turns application equipment OFF in areas that have been previously covered or ON and OFF at headland turns, point rows, terraces, and/or waterways. Many farmers have implemented the technology for use on sprayers and planters with popularity growing for other application equipment.

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Funded NRCS-CIG Irrigation Projects in Alabama

The National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), through the Conservation and Innovation grants (CIG) program, is currently funding two projects related to irrigation in the Southeast. One is in Alabama and the other is in Georgia... more

Federal Funds Available to New Irrigation Systems in Alabama

Through a federal appropriation secured by Congressman Robert Aderholt, $8 million is available to eligible farmers in certain watersheds to install new irrigation systems on land that is not currently irrigated. Under current federal programs, farmers... more