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Wise Water Use – Explaining irrigation

Water is precious. So when people see water being given to crops they may wonder whether the farmer is using the water wisely. Andrew Francis, from Elveden Farms, believes it is very important to show why and how he uses water very, very carefully on his crops.

Andrew prepares lots of demonstrations that show the difference water makes to a plant. He has wilted plants in pots alongside the crop, a tiny watering can as well as one of his enormous irrigators and up by the reservoir he has bottles of water to show what water is needed by every plant every week.

Wise use of props is essential when showing wise water use: proving farming is magic.

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