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|
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|Agricultural Water Management Basics|
|Irrigation Management Overview|
Benefits of Crop Residue
|Irrigation Past and Present|
|Center Pivot irrigation|
|Conventional furrow irrigation|
|Variable Rate technologies|
|Staging Crops to Manage Irrigation|
How to Stage Crop Growth
|Online Irrigation Games|
|Ag Water Management Crossword Puzzle||Ag Irrigation Tools Word Search|
|Using ETgage Sensors Word Search||Word|
What is The Nebraska Ag Water Management Network?
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