Reducing over-​application & meeting water use needs precisely with mobile drip irrigation

Clay Scott, Ulysses, KS
Producer and board member, Southwest KS Groundwater Management District #3

With support from an NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant, Scott installed mobile drip irrigation lines (MDI) on the first three towers of eleven pivots. On those acres where the old drop nozzle packages were replaced with MDI, water use has been reduced by 38%.

"With the MDI on the inside towers, we are able to put more of that water down the system to the outside towers. We’re getting better system pressures, and doing a better job of watering with the water we are using, with nearly 100% of the water we’re applying getting into the soil. ”
- Clay Scott