Strategies for limited and deficit irrigation to maximize on-farm profit potential in Colorado's South Platte Basin
Municipalities and other water providers are expected to seek increasing amounts of agricultural water to meet the demand to be created by projected future growth along the Front Range of Colorado and within the South Platte Basin. Farms often are acquired outright, the water rights parted off, and the decree changed to municipal use--a process commonly referred to in the regional water community as "buy and dry". Concerned about the negative effects of buy and dry on agriculture, rural communities, and even the environment, the State of Colorado has funded research into alternative, less ...
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