ground water, soils, crops, landuses, irrigation
Agriculture is the largest use of soil and water resources in eastern Arkansas. This bulletin summarized the recent historical use of soil and water by agriculture and the impact of irrigation on yields of rice, soybeans and cotton. The experiments conducted in the field to quantitatively schedule irrigations of crops are summarized. The results show the close relationship between the irrigation of crops and the extraction of water from the Alluvial Aquifer. The implications of this relationaship for the future are discussed.
Scott, H. Don; Ferguson, James A.; Hanson, Linda; Fugitt, Todd; and Smith, Earl, "Agricultural Water Management in the Missippi Delta Region of Arkansas" (1998). Research Reports and Research Bulletins. 37.