24-Apr-2014
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IBM's weather forecasting technology to enable smarter irrigation, water conservation

The Flint River Partnership and IBM today announced a collaboration to deploy innovative conservation measures to enhance agricultural efficiency by up to 20 percent.

The Flint River Partnership (which includes the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District, USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service and The Nature Conservancy) together with the University of Georgia and IBM will support farmers in the Lower Flint River Basin of Georgia in making more informed irrigation scheduling decisions to conserve water, improve crop yields and mitigate the impact of future droughts.

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