We strive for the most efficient irrigation possible. From a technical standpoint, we use drop tubes on our linear and pivot irrigation systems to reduce water losses due to evaporation and drift. We also use drip irrigation to provide water directly to the crop root zone. We continue to improve our irrigation scheduling techniques, using weather, soil moistures and evapo-transpiration data to track water use and needs.
In our processing plants, we measure our current daily water use during production and clean up and look for ways to save water. Keeping equipment, such as hoses, nozzles and valves, in good condition helps us manage water use. We also sweep and collect waste without using water and communicate water use metrics to production personnel to keep the whole team focused on our reduction goals. At Stahlbush, water is a natural resource we’re taking care of. And we’re always looking for ways to do more with less.