Cary Tekell, Tahoka, Texas, knows his pivot-irrigated fields get attention.
In cotton country, a field split half between cotton and sorghum tends to raise some curiosity among passers-by.
But Tekell doesn’t mind the curious looks. He knows he’s making every precious drop of irrigated water he pumps count.
Tekell, a cotton grower around the Tahoka area south of Lubbock, started split planting his circle pivots with cotton and sorghum a few years back as a way to conserve water, especially toward the end of the season.