Fields often contain areas that can’t grow crops – like rock outcroppings or wetlands – but most irrigation systems spray water over the entire field, regardless. Using a GPS–based software, VRI lets farmers define irrigation patterns so that non–crop areas don’t get watered. Learn more about how the latest farming technology is being used in the Flint River basin to put data like temperature and soil moisture directly into farmers’ hands, real-time, with the push of a button.
The Flint River Basin Partnership is an agricultural water conservation initiative pioneered by the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District, USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, and The Nature Conservancy. The partnership was designed to help farmers in the Lower Flint River Basin of Georgia conserve water using new and innovative irrigation technology.