This week’s Cotton Newsline is 3 cuts. All cuts are Douglas Wilde (pronounced Will-dee) a cotton producer from San Angelo, Texas.
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San Angelo, Texas the past few years has been in a drought situation where the ground water was depleted. Cotton producer Douglas Wilde (Will-dee) was looking for a way to maximize the efficiencies of using irrigation water and to maximize his yield. He says drip irrigation was the answer for his San Angelo operation.
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According to Wilde (Will-dee) each of the irrigation systems are designed to run at the maximum capacity of the 200 foot well. But if the ground water level were to go down the irrigation system is designed to water in a zone pattern.
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In addition to using ground water, Wilde helped develop an irrigation-filter system using effluent (eh-flu-ent) water recycled from the city of San Angelo.