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Discover the latest irrigation systems, technological advances and practices to help you get the most from your water supply.


Alfalfa has a growing season that extends from the last freeze in the spring to the first freeze in the autumn.

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Droughts occur due to large-scale phenomenas that alter the normal weather patterns in a region and result in less precipitation and, often, higher temperatures than normal. When rain or snow is scarce, there is less water to recharge groundwater, feed streams, fill reservoirs and lakes and grow crops, among other things. The impact of drought on people and all living things can be devastating.

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