UNL CropWatch May 6, 2011 Market Journal Looks at Water Conservation

UNL CropWatch May 6, 2011 Market Journal Looks at Water Conservation

May 6, 2011

Several sessions from this week’s International Water for Food Conference held at UNL are featured on today’s Market Journal. View Market Journal on Nebraska Educational Television or online at MarketJournal.unl.edu

Program Segments

  • Drip Irrigation Strategies — Craig Kirchoff of KFI West, LLC in Courtland, Calif., is using drip irrigation to save water at vineyards. He describes how farmers can use this technology to get more “crop per drop.”
     
  • Conserving Water — Anders Berntell, executive director at the Stockholm International Water Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, believes the world can save a significant amount of water by reducing food losses, which occur from not consuming all production.
     
  • Sustainable Water Usage — James Cartwright of Vegpro Kenya Ltd., says a priority for Vegpro is advancing the skills and economic sustainability of the small farming sector.
     
  • Hog Markets — Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension economist, says the hog markets may experience sideways movement before a slight climb. Plain thinks the annual high may not come until July or August.
     
  • Weather Outlook — Al Dutcher, UNL Extension climatologist, says although Nebraska received moisture in April, deficits still exist. These deficits may make the state more susceptible to drought over the next few months. 

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