- Economics of Irrigation Systems (B-6113)
- The Impact of Ethanol in the Southern High Plains of Texas
- The Impact of the Dairy Industry in the Southern Ogallala Region
- Groundwater Policy Research: Collaboration with Groundwater Conservation Districts in Texas
- Economic Impacts of Selected Water Conservation Policies in the Ogallala Aquifer
- Mitigating water shortages in a multiple risk environment
- Mitigating Cotton Revenue Risk Through Irrigation, Insurance, and Hedging
- Does Irrigation Pay During The Hottest And Driest Summer In Texas History? A Case Study Of Irrigated Cotton Farms In The Southern High Plains
- Economic Impact Studies
- FARM Assistance Focus Papers
- Drought Management
- Analyzing the Impact of Drought Conditions on Texas High Plains Agriculture
- Economic Impact of Beef Cattle Best Management Practices in South Texas: Stocking Strategies During Drought
- Drought Recovery in South Texas Ranches
- Long Term Financial Impact of Drought Management Strategies
- Impacts of Prolonged Drought on South Texas Ranchers
- Water Conservation
- GMO vs. Conventional Cotton Under Furrow Irrigation in the Lower Rio Grande Valley
- Furrow vs. Surge Irrigation in Cotton Assuming Restricted Water Availability in the Lower Rio Grande Valley
- An Evaluation of Flood Irrigation and Compost Use in South Texas Rio Red Grapefruit Production
- Assessing Irrigation Methods Based on Grapefruit Pack-Out in the Lower Rio Grande Valley
- New Orchard Establishment: Flood and 1-Line Drip Irrigation Illustration for Rio Red Grapefruit in the Lower Rio Grande Valley
- Pivot vs. SDI Irrigation Illustration or Side Oats grama in the Southern High Plains
- Furrow, Pivot, and SDI Irrigation Illustration For Cotton in the Southern High Plains
- 2-Line Drip and Micro-Jet Spray Irrigation Illustration for Rio Red Grapefruit in the Lower Rio Grande Valley
- 1-Line Drip and Micro-Jet Spray Irrigation Illustration for the Rio Grapefruit in the Lower Rio Grande Valley
- Impact of volumetric Water Pricing for Seed Corn Comparing Surge vs. Furrow Irrigation in the Lower Rio Grande Valley
- Narrow Border Flood and 2-Line Drip Irrigation Illustration for Valencia, Naval and Marrs Oranges in the Lower Rio Grande Valley
- Narrow Border Flood and Micro-Jet Spray irrigation Illustration for Rio Red Grapefruit in the Lower Rio Grande Valley
- Impact of Volumetric Water Pricing for Cotton Comparing Furrow vs. Drip Irrigation in the Lower Rio Grande Valley
- Surge Irrigation Illustration for Cotton in the Lower Rio Grande Valley
- Impact of Volumetric Water Pricing for Sugarcane Comparing Furrow vs. Surge Irrigation in the Lower Rio Grande Valley
- Impact of Volumetric Water Pricing for Cotton Comparing Furrow vs. Surge Irrigation in the Lower Rio Grande Valley
- Drought Management
- FARM Assistance is a partner with the following two water conservation projects. Both were funded by the Water Development Board and are nearing the end of their initial contract life (spring 2014). The Texas Tech group (TAWC) is actively seeking funding to continue the project. The Harlingen Irrigation District seems to be moving on to other ideas, & less on-farm analysis which is what we have been doing for them.
Resources not available online:
Enrique Perez, John R. C. Robinson, and M. Gabriel Ortega. 2004. “Economic Comparison of Drip and Furrow Irrigation Systems for Application of Water and Fertilizer.” Rio Grande Basin Initiative Annual Conference, Weslaco, TX, May 28, 2003.
Bise, Hart and John R. C. Robinson. 2007. “Mitigating Revenue Risk Through Insurance, Irrigation, and/or Hedging. 2007 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, New Orleans, LA, January 10-12, 2007.
Robinson, John R. C. 2002. “Justification for Distribution by Irrigation Allocation Rights.” White paper written for Texas Department of Agriculture staff to guide the design of a program to allocate the $10 million in federal disaster aid provided by Section 103 of P.L. 107-206.
Robinson, John R. C. and D. Hardin. 2000. “Value of Applied Irrigation Water and the Impact of Shortages on Rio Grande Valley Agriculture” White paper written at the request of the Region M Water Planning Group and the Texas Vegetable Association. Distributed periodically to International Boundary & Water Commission, Region M Water Planning Group, various commodity organizations, the Rio Grande Watermaster’s office, and U.S. congressional representatives during 2000 and 2001.