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The Irrigation Research Foundation is located 1 1/4 miles north of Yuma, Colorado on Highway 59. Yuma County is central to the Golden Plains area of northeastern Colorado. The Golden Plains covers 40% of the state, of which a majority sits atop the Ogallala Aquifer.
The Golden Plains has always been a leader, not only in Colorado but nationwide in agricultural productivity. The Ogallala Aquifer allows this area to be one of the most intensely irrigated areas in the entire nation, each year producing large yields of corn, alfalfa, beans, potatoes, sorghum, sugar beets, sunflowers and wheat.
The Irrigation Research Foundation provides research cooperators an opportunity to develop extensive studies on a variety of soil types, water and fertilizer applications, different hybrid varieties of various crops, and low energy costs to produce the maximum amount of net income per acre.
At the IRF site, there are five (5) Reinke pivot systems covering a total of 150 acres. All of this works from the same deep (1) well and each sprinkler can be operated independently enabling 4 to 5 different crops to be watered individually. The Irrigation Research Foundation is unique in that the soil ranges from light sandy soil to a heavy sandy loam.
The Irrigation Research Foundation has also been selected by Monsanto as a Center of Excellence with our Limited Water / Strip-Till studies and for our commitment to the conservation of the Ogallala Aquifer.
40161 Highway 59
Yuma, CO 80759
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