On-Farm Water Recycling as an Adaptation Strategy for Drained Agricultural Land

On-Farm Water Recycling

The goal of this project was to begin a process of analyzing the potential for increasing on-farm water storage as a climate change adaptation strategy. To gain understanding of the opportunities and barriers to on-farm water recycling in the Great Lakes region, we talked with drainage contractors, agency staff, extension specialists, irrigation dealers, and farmers who have and have not installed on-farm water recycling. We used historic yield data and climate projections to estimate potential yield bene ts that could be achieved by the Ohio Wetland Reservoir Subirrigation System water recycling systems under expected future climate conditions.

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