Irrigation and Agriculture

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offers many programs related to irrigation and agriculture. These programs provide educational information and online tools to assist the public, producers, consultants and researchers located across Texas.


Texas Project for Ag Water Efficiency

After eight years of testing different strategies for maximizing water efficiency, TexasAWE has conclusive evidence of what works and what doesn’t in the quest to do more with less when it comes to ag water. is your resource for detailed data on the best ways to manage water in surface water districts using the latest technology, and for research-tested on-farm irrigation practices that can increase profit while saving water.



Water Management in the Texas High Plains

The Texas High Plains is the most intensively irrigated region in the state. Relying largely on the Ogallala Aquifer for this water, it is important to utilize the best management practices available to ensure the continuing availability of this resource.  Water Management is a new website dedicated to water conservation and management in the Texas High Plains. It has been established to provide management programs and application tools for irrigation scheduling and water management information.



Irrigation Technology Program

The mission of the Irrigation Technology Program is to: promote efficient irrigation and water conservation while maintaining profitable agricultural production and quality urban landscapes; help coordinate irrigation research and extension programs of the Texas A&M University System; develop new facilities, capabilities and programs for irrigation research, education and service; establish an equipment testing and verification program; and develop minimum design and performance standards for irrigation systems.


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Irrigation District Engineering and Assistance

The Irrigation District Engineering and Assistance Program (IDEA) includes: educational services and technical assistance for irrigation districts; applied research in GIS-based management systems and rapid assessment methods for prioritized rehabliation projects based on water saving potential.



Texas ET Network

The TexasET Network and website provides real-time evpotranspiration information from a state-wide weather station network, with tools to allow users to determine irrigation requirements in agriculture and urban landscapes.



Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Lubbock

The Lubbock Center provides access to publications, research reports and useful information about irrigation and water.



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