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WKU scientist, meteorology students part of NSF-funded project on how irrigation affects precipitation

Western Kentucky University meteorology students and a Kentucky Climate Center scientist have been gathering data this summer in Nebraska as part of the Great Plains Irrigation Experiment (GRAINEX), a National Science Foundation-funded research project to further understand how irrigation may be affecting precipitation. The project highlights the engagement of the Kentucky Climate Center and WKU students...

UK professor perfects low-pressure irrigation system that may offer alternative for small, isolated farms

By Carol Lea Spence Special to KyForward A low-pressure irrigation system that a University of Kentucky horticulture extension professor perfected in Asia looks like it also will have practical applications for small growers in this country. Farmers who have no easily accessible electricity or water to their field or those who just want to reduce their water bill might find this to be a useful system,...