Plants need water—but what about when it’s running low? Is it possible to use less water and still have healthy crops?
In Texas, the Southern High Plains uses water from an aquifer to water cotton fields. However, the aquifer is running low, so it’s important to use less and less water. Scientists from the area are working to find the best irrigation method for cotton that uses the least water. They want to do this without loss of cotton yield and profits to struggling growers.