Drought-Tolerant Corn Could be Key to Conserving Water

May 5, 2009 07:00 PM
 

Charles Johnson, Farm Journal National Editor
 
Water issues are major concerns for farmers in such states as Colorado. One way to help ease those problems: use less water.
 
One way this could happen would be through growing drought-tolerant corn hybrids.
 
Greg Larson, of Haxtun, Colo., serves as the secretary-treasurer for the Colorado Corn Growers Association.
 
He thinks the drought-tolerant technology has great potential for farmers in his state.
 
"With irrigation, we've been trying to really get down close to what we actually need to apply for each crop,” he says. "So, if we could put on less water for each product that could help us a bunch.”
 
Listen as Larson provides an update on Colorado corn planting:
 
 

You can e-mail Charles Johnson at cjohnson@farmjournal.com.
 

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