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Unformatted text preview: Lloyd 1 S. Lloyd Professor Wolf RS 301 Fall, 2009 Reaction Paper #3: Irrigation I chose to read the PowerPoint presentation titled “Irrigation,” which was published in 2004 by the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service. The first thing that grabbed my attention was your comment on Blackboard, “the powerpoint on irrigation includes this gem on slide #11.” (1) I immediately scrolled to slide 11 and was intrigued with what I found to be, the counterintuitive nature of the following assertion, “Limited irrigation provides the best economic returns rather than the highest yields.” (11) As I pondered this statement and considered the following statistic on slide #3, “Globally, 71% of withdrawn freshwater is used for irrigation,” it occurred to me that water, especially when considered within the context of irrigation and sustainability, provides myriad opportunities for analysis and exploration. And while there are many subjects presented within this publication, I was most intrigued with the...
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This note was uploaded on 05/30/2010 for the course RS RS 301 taught by Professor Professorwolf during the Fall '09 term at Cal Poly Pomona.
- Fall '09