Irrigation Management Innovation is the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, in-articulated needs, or existing market needs. This is accomplished through more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas that are readily available to markets, governments and society. The term innovation can be defined as something original and, as a consequence, new, that "breaks into" the market or society. A definition consistent with these aspects would be the following: "An innovation is something original, new, and important in whatever field that breaks in to a market or society". While something novel is often described as an innovation, in Irrigation Engineering, Engineering principles, Engineering technology, Engineering activity. 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 Innovation differs from invention in that innovation refers to the use of a better and, as a result, novel idea or method, whereas invention refers more directly to the creation of the idea or method itself. Innovation differs from improvement in that innovation refers to the notion of doing something different rather than doing the same thing better. In Irrigation Engineering, innovation is the catalyst to growth. With rapid advancements in transportation and communications over the past few decades, the old world concepts of factor endowments and comparative advantage which focused on an areaâs unique inputs are outmoded for todayâs Engineering principles and technology. 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