Minnesota farmers tap technology to conserve water in drought

September 16, 2021

There are about 600,000 acres of irrigated cropland in Minnesota, much of it growing corn, soybeans and potatoes in the central part of the state. More than 81 billion gallons of water — the vast majority from groundwater — are applied to those lands every year.

Irrigation specialist and SWAC faculty member Dr. Vasudha Sharma is interviewed by MPR News on the subject: