Irrigation Management Strategies

June 2021 | 21 min., 51 sec.
by Drew M. Gholson
Mississippi State University


​This presentation covers irrigation water management practices that decrease water use and increase yield, net returns, and water use efficiency in Mid-South cotton production. Topics include trends in groundwater use, factors in sustainable agriculture, irrigation application efficiency, use of soil moisture sensors, and irrigation scheduling and termination.

About the Presenter

Drew M. GholsonDrew M. Gholson serves as coordinator for the National Center for Alluvial Aquifer Research and Extension Irrigation Specialist at Mississippi State University, located at the Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville. His responsibilities include conceiving, developing, and promoting the adoption of profitable irrigation strategies that conserve water, maintain soil resources, and improve water quality. Drew resides in Leland, Mississippi, with his wife and two children.

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Additional Resources

H20 Initiative – Delta Plastics

National Center for Alluvial Aquifer Research​ – Mississippi State University ​

Soil Moisture Monitoring Showcase – Mississippi State University​


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