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Central Oregon farmers, ranchers learn methods to conserve water

The workshops and popular field tours provided the education needed to make the right decisions about livestock grazing and irrigation in order to conserve water, increase forage production and increase profits.

Scott Duggan | Mar 2021 | Impact story

Analysis of Sprinkler Systems; Comparing Center Pivots, Linears, Wheel Lines, Set Systems

Howard Neibling, Associate Professor of Water Management Engineering from University of Idaho reviews many of the considerations of irrigation equipment, in light of water use efficiency

Howard Neibling | Feb 2021 | Video

Forage Response to Irrigation and Wheel-line Irrigation Management

Mylen Bohle, OSU Extension Agronomist, discusses how forages respond to irrigation and drought on a biological level, and how the biological behaviors translate to efficient irrigation management

Mylen Bohle | Feb 2021 | Video

Irrigation with a Limited Water Supply

Washington State University Professor of Biological Systems Engineering, Troy Peters, reviews practical, science-based strategies to help irrigators be more resilient to having a limited water supply

Troy Peters | Feb 2021 | Video

AgriMet and Irrigation Water Management

OSU Extension Agronomist, Mylen Bohle reviews the AgriMet system, which allows growers to better understand their crops actual water use and develop sophisticated irrigation scheduling plans

Mylen Bohle | Feb 2021 | Video

Irrigation Rates and Frequencies for Western and Eastern Oregon Turfgrass

When trying to minimize irrigation inputs, the best turfgrass species for the Oregon climate include perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) in Western Oregon, Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis) in Central/Eastern Oregon and tall fescue (Schedonorus arundinaceus) in Western, Central or Eastern Oregon.

Alec Kowalewski, Brian McDonald | Jan 2021 | OSU Extension Catalog

Mobile Drip Irrigation (MDI)

Mobile drip irrigation (MDI) combines the high efficiency of surface drip irrigation with the flexibility, lower hardware costs, and convenience of center pivot irrigation. In this system, the drip tubing is attached to center pivot irrigation systems to apply water directly to the soil surface as the driplines are dragged across the field and to create a uniform wetting pattern across the entire irrigated area.

Behnaz Molaei, Troy Peters, Isaya Kisekka | Sep 2020 | Educational document

Water-wise Gardening in Central Oregon

You can have a colorful and beautiful landscape while conserving water and saving time, energy and money. Learn innovative conservation techniques for water-wise gardening, or xeriscaping, in central Oregon. Full plant lists give you...

Amy Jo Detweiler | Jun 2020 | OSU Extension Catalog

Potential Impacts of Irrigation on Biocontrol of Spotted-Wing Drosophila

A naturally occurring parasitic wasp in Oregon can help control SWD in the state’s blueberry farms.

Dalila Rendon, Linda Brewer, Vaughn Walton | Dec 2019 | OSU Extension Catalog

Water Systems: Taking Care of a Precious Resource

These best practices for wells, ponds and other water systems can help you secure a safe, reliable water supply and help to ensure that we protect our streams, lakes and groundwater. This is one of a series of Rural ...

Rachel Werling | Dec 2019 | OSU Extension Catalog