JASON KRUTZ shows the programmable control panel for a surge valve during a break at the Delta Ag Expo. Krutz is an irrigation specialist with Mississippi State University.
If you had any doubts about how important irrigation has become in the Mississippi Delta, all you had to do was look around the room at the Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service’s Delta Ag Expo in Cleveland, Miss., on Jan. 23. Most of the 150 or so chairs were filled and farmers were standing along the walls at the rear and sides of the room as MCES crop and irrigation specialists discussed the developing water crisis and the voluntary metering program being conducted by the ...
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