" Keeping It Green] belongs on the grass farmers' bookshelf. It's succinct, practical, and dedicated precisely to irrigation. We can all be thankful Jim put his years of personal and consulting experience down on paper."--Joel Salatin, Farmer and author
Covers all types of irrigation - flood, solid set, hand lines, wheel line systems, line pod - with pros and cons of each. Illustrations detail cell designs and grazing with irrigation. Includes economics to determine best value and fit for your livestock class.
Keeping it Green was written for both the beginning irrigator as well as those who have spent their farming or ranching lifetime in an irrigated environment.
About the Author
Jim Gerrish through his American Grazing Lands Services, LLC, has consulted worldwide on both irrigated pastures and native rangeland as well as for livestock producers in high natural rainfall environments. Prior to moving to Idaho where he manages a ranch unit consisting of 450 center pivot irrigated pastures, he spent over 22 years as a researcher of beef-forage systems on the faculty of the University of Missouri. He also turned a marginal crop farm into his own highly productive 260-acre commercial cow-calf, sheep and contract grazing operation.