WSU survey seeks irrigated farmersA survey of farmers who irrigate will help Washington State University researchers better understand grower vi...WSU survey seeks irrigated farmers
A survey of farmers who irrigate will help Washington State University researchers better understand grower views of water management.
The researchers will survey owners of irrigated in the Okanogan, Methow, Walla Walla, and Yakima river basins in December and January.
The survey asks people about their use of weather forecasts and how they might best be improved, basic information about their operations, their views on water management policies, and their views and experience with water markets.
New technologies include improved seasonal forecasting, remote measurement of a crop's water use and computer-aided water markets, said Georgine Yorgey, associate director of WSU's Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources in Mount Vernon.