The Texas Water Resources Institute recently published the Fall 2018 issue of its magazine, txH2O, highlighting the range of research activities across the Ogallala Aquifer region.
Staff writers interviewed researchers from the Ogallala Water Coordinated Agricultural Project and the Ogallala Aquifer Program, two large research efforts supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Other articles include topics about 21st century irrigation tools, celebrating 40 years of low pressure center pivot irrigation and how researchers are helping farmers conserve water with field day events.
This issue includes profiles of two researchers from the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Amarillo, Dr. Jourdan Bell, regional research and extension agronomist, and Thomas Marek, senior research engineer. Other articles give details about how producers in the declining Ogallala Aquifer region are in transitioning from irrigated crops to diversified systems, as well as an overview of key take-aways from the Ogallala Aquifer Summit, a meeting of more than 200 water management professionals from all eight Ogallala region states.