S.D. Irrigation Project Receives $500,000

Belle Fourche group to develop online irrigation scheduling program.

The Belle Fourche River Watershed Partnership in South Dakota has received a $500,000 Conservation Innovation Grant from the Natural Resources Conservation Service to develop an on line irrigation scheduling program.

The project involves development of a Web-based, interactive irrigation scheduling calculator that will be customized to each producer's crop, planting date, soil type, rainfall and irrigation amounts, and method of irrigation.

The project was one of 51 in 36 to receive grants.

Source: South Dakota NRCS

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