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Should I Build an Irrigation Pond? Understanding Irrigation Basics

Irrigation has provided civilizations across the world with an abundance of crop assistance. Not only does irrigation help increase food production, but it can also protect against drought and increase your overall revenue. 

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A Brief History of Irrigation Ponds

Irrigation can be used to maintain landscapes, grow agricultural crops, and revegetate soils in dry areas or during periods of below-average rainfall.

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Water Quality Issues in Your Farm Pond

If you use your farm pond for anything more than raising koi or handling stormwater, you need to test the water at least once a year.

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Farm Pond Security and Liability

Even if your pond is located entirely on private property with no visibility or advertising, you are responsible for any injuries or damage caused by the feature.

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Importance of Vegetation Around Your Farm Pond

Not only does a pond with exposed raw soil stand out unpleasantly from the rest of the landscape, but it’s also prone to erosion and leaks without a protective layer of vegetation.

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How to Plan for Drainage in Your Farm Pond

Almost all ponds, except for raised excavated designs on flat surfaces with high levees, intake some amount of runoff water.

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How to Determine the Size of Your Farm Pond

Before you can set a budget for your pond liner and heavy machinery costs, you’ll need to know the approximate size of the pond.

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Embankment vs Excavated Farm Ponds

Once you’re prepared for the permit process and you’ve picked a site for your pond, you can move on to designing its size, shape, layout, and special features. 

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How to Use Your Light Deprivation Greenhouse to Tend Sick Plants

If any of the plants you are growing begin to show signs that they are undergoing some type of disease, pest, fertilizer burn, or drooping leaves and general symptoms of sickness, a separate greenhouse can be designated for these plants.

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Greenhouse Light Deprivation FAQ

Light deprivation greenhouses give the advantage of many harvests per season, protection from frost, early flowering, and the possibility of automation.  Learn more in our FAQ. 

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