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Green manure reduces pumping

Posted: Saturday, Feb 8th, 2014

Agro Engineering agronomist Patrick O’Neill explains life in the soil last year during the San Luis Valley Soil Health Tour last August. The tour included a stop at 310 of his green manure test plots. Courier file photos by Lauren Krizansky

Courier staff writer

MONTE VISTA — Radishes and turnips are saving Valley water.

Rio Grande Water Conservation District (RGWCD) Subdistrict No. 1 Program Manager Rob Phillips said on Thursday during the final day of the 2014 Southern Rocky Mountain Agricultural Conference he was confident producers with green manure in their crop rotations are utilizing irrigation water more efficiently.

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