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Irrigation systems with drop sprinklers dot the Hubbard County landscape. The sprinklers were designed to minimize evaporation, lower water pressure and be more environmentally friendly. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Irrigation has come far with help of technology

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An irrigation clinic Thursday in Park Rapids illustrated how far beyond a sprinkler system the practice has evolved.

Irrigators learned about global markets, maximizing yield, protecting water resources, minimizing adverse impact on the environment, how to leverage crop insurance and how to survive in the volatile futures market.

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The long and short of it is that agriculture is a booming business that farmers can thrive in, provided they use technology to their advantage.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
(218) 732-3364
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