Don Hartman, owner, Don Hartman Farms, says his switch from furrow irrigation to subsurface drip irrigation is helping keep his 400-acre chile pepper, upland cotton, and grain sorghum farm in Deming, N.M., in business.
Don Hartman, second from left, discusses his drip irrigation system with international pepper experts on his Luna County, N.M. farm.
Rebuilding engines on his farm tractors is one way that Don Hartman reduces farm costs.
Bacterial leaf spot on a green chile pepper leaf.
Don Hartman, standing next to a sand media filter, is committed to drip irrigation to save water and other input costs.