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Dealing with Drought

When your operation experiences abnormally dry and even drought conditions, water conservation becomes a big concern. While ultimately only precipitation can solve the problem, below are some drought tips to help ease the stress on the existing water supply.

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Questions about These Drought Tips?
Have questions about implementing any of these water conservation tips? Give our Technical Product Support Team a call at 1-800-874-4755 or by email at We're here to help you find what you need.
Dealing with Drought
Agricultural Water Management
Ways to Conserve Water at Your Facility
During a drought, it's important to take necessary precautions for your plants to survive. The following agricultural water management tips help you get the most out of your water supply:
  • Install weed barrier fabric and mulch around plants to reduce evaporative water loss from the soil.
  • Utilize the most water-efficient method of irrigation for your situation, such as drip or micro irrigation, soaker hoses, timers and individual tree watering bags. Each of these will concentrate the water where it is needed while reducing evaporative losses.
  • Avoid fertilizing plants any more than necessary as applying fertilizer increases the water needs of the plants.
If new plantings are required, it is important to:
  • Plant species that are naturally drought resistant to reduce the watering required once they are established.
  • Aerate turf, landscape and crop ground. The holes and looser soil created by aeration allow water to more easily reach plant roots rather than simply run off hard, packed ground.
Dealing with Drought