Irrigation and Water Management Curriculum

Center pivot irrigation

Water is crucial to all life; it is also the lifeblood of agriculture. In order to feed the growing population, irrigation allows us to produce more food to feed a hungry planet. In order to effectively manage our water supplies, effective irrigation strategies must be employed. UNL Extension is a leader in irrigation management and has developed Irrigation and Agricultural Water Management lessons, YouTube videos, and other curricula to use in the classroom. These materials were created with funds from the Nebraska Environmental Trust.

In addition to the following curricula, consider incorporating the Nebraska Extension Guide Agricultural Water Management into your educational units. This online magazine-type resource introduces readers to irrigation and its use and benefits to Nebraska crop production.

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Irrigation Curricula to Download

Overview: Agricultural Water Management
Lessons Word PDF
Learning Objectives for Each Lesson Word PDF
Agricultural Water Management Basics
Lesson Plan Word PDF PowerPoint
Irrigation Management Overview
Lesson Plan Word PDF PowerPoint
Videos

Benefits of Crop Residue

Rainfall Simulator
Irrigation  Past and Present
Lesson Plan Word PDF Powerpoint
Center Pivot irrigation
Lesson Plan Word PDF Powerpoint
Conventional furrow irrigation
Lesson Plan Word PDF Powerpoint
Subsurface irrigation
Lesson Plan Word PDF Powerpoint
Variable Rate technologies
Lesson Plan Word PDF Powerpoint
Staging Crops to Manage Irrigation
Video

How to Stage Crop Growth

How to Stage Crop Growth
Online Irrigation Games
Ag Water Management Crossword Puzzle Ag Irrigation Tools Word Search
Using ETgage Sensors Word Search Word PDF

More Videos

What is The Nebraska Ag Water Management Network?

Irrigation Management

Benefits of The Nebraska Ag Water Management Network

Advice to Producers Adopting Irrigation Technology

Using Watermark Sensors

How to Assemble and Prepare Watermark Sensors

Assembly and Placement of an Evapotranspiration Gauge