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Variable-rate irrigation adjusts the application of water based on topography, soil variability, and other factors.

Variable-rate irrigation on the rise in Alberta

Not everyone is convinced the technology is where it needs to be, but advocates say ‘interest is growing exponentially’

Reading Time: 3 minutes Southern Alberta’s irrigation system is on the cusp of going very high tech. Now that crop yield monitoring is commonplace and variable-rate crop-input technology making inroads, ag equipment companies and early adopters of advanced technology are setting their sights on micromanaging irrigation. “Variable-rate irrigation (VRI) is certainly here to stay,” said Jeff Bronsch, president of […] Read more