Irrigation Management is important since it helps determine future Irrigation expectations. Irrigation is the artificial exploitation and distribution of water at project level aiming at application of water at field level to agricultural crops in dry areas or in periods of scarce rainfall to assure or improve crop production. The goal of irrigation management is to use water in the most profitable way at sustainable production levels. For production agriculture this generally means supplementing precipitation with irrigation. In recent years we have seen declines in groundwater levels, almost statewide. Much of the State of Nebraska is considered fully or over-appropriated. This means that in those over-appropriated areas there will be no new development of irrigated acres. Some Natural Resources Districts have established pumping restrictions for irrigation water. Increases in fuel prices means that pumping extra irrigation water increases irrigation expenses without increasing income. High nitrate levels have been found in many areas of the state. Nitrates in drinking water can be attributed, in part, to over-application of nitrogen fertilizer and/or over- irrigation. Irrigation Management uses from OMICS Group are an open access journal named as Irrigation and Drainage Systems Engineering which strives to release issues quarterly and is adamant to publish new findings related to the field of Irrigation Management. The mission of the Irrigation Management uses provides a forum for publishing new findings on Engineering principles and technology. Currently our primary research objective is to encourage and assist the development of better and faster measures of Engineering activity. In cases where we believe we can contribute directly, as opposed to through highlighting the work of others, we are producing our own measures of Irrigation Management.
Last date updated on July, 2014