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Mississippi: Conserve Irrigation Water During Summer Months

Mississippi: Conserve Irrigation Water During Summer Months

👤By Beth Baker, MSU Extension Service 🕔May 26, 2017

As temperatures rise and rainfall declines over the hot summer months, it is important to use our water resources efficiently. Luckily, there are technologies and innovative strategies that farmers can employ to make every drop of water count. In the

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Louisiana: Northeast Research Station Field Day, St. Jospeh, June 20

Louisiana: Northeast Research Station Field Day, St. Jospeh, June 20

👤By Karol Osborne, LSU AgCenter 🕔May 25, 2017

The LSU AgCenter Northeast Research Station will showcase research and demonstration plots at a pest management and crop production field day on June 20 in St. Joseph. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts. Field tours will run

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Mississippi Corn: When Is the Right Time to Start Irrigating?

Mississippi Corn: When Is the Right Time to Start Irrigating?

👤By Erick Larson and Jason Krutz, Mississippi State University 🕔May 19, 2017

As a lot of our March-planted corn progresses through late vegetative stages nearing tassel, most of the Mississippi corn crop has not generally received any supplemental irrigation. This is a bit uncharacteristic, but certainly no cause for alarm.

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Mississippi Irrigation: Using Tractor Data for Pipe Planner

Mississippi Irrigation: Using Tractor Data for Pipe Planner

👤By Jason Krutz and Dan Roach, Mississippi State University 🕔May 19, 2017

Utilizing tractor GPS data for Pipe Planner designs seems to just get easier. Here are some basic steps to utilize  GPS tractor monitor data to develop a Pipe Planner recommendation.

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Georgia Cotton: Yields Not Impacted by Decreased Irrigation During Early Season

Georgia Cotton: Yields Not Impacted by Decreased Irrigation During Early Season

👤By Julia Rodriguez, University of Georgia 🕔May 18, 2017

Decreasing irrigation for cotton crops during the early season may not affect yields and could save growers more than 54,000 gallons of water per acre, according to University of Georgia researchers. John Snider, UGA Cooperative Extension cotton physiologist, conducted research

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AgLaunch Announces 2017 Accelerator Companies

AgLaunch Announces 2017 Accelerator Companies

👤From a Press Release 🕔May 9, 2017

More than 125 ag startups from across the globe expressed interest in the 2017 AgLaunch Accelerator, many of which were referred by leading venture capital groups and farmer organizations. Ultimately, three startups were chosen based on their stage of business,

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Soybeans: U.S. Yield Trends – How Is Irrigation Affecting Production?

Soybeans: U.S. Yield Trends – How Is Irrigation Affecting Production?

👤By Scott Irwin , Todd Hubbs, and Darrel Good, University of Illinois 🕔May 4, 2017

Very high U.S average soybean yields that were well above the long-term linear trend values (calculated beginning in 1960) in each of the last three years continues to be somewhat of a puzzle in search of an explanation. One potential

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Arkansas Rice: Planting Surges Ahead of 5-Year Average; Growers Hope to Avoid Rainfall Woes

Arkansas Rice: Planting Surges Ahead of 5-Year Average; Growers Hope to Avoid Rainfall Woes

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔Apr 28, 2017

Even in the best of years, the need for “just enough, not too much” rainfall is a tough tightrope to walk for row crop farmers throughout Arkansas and beyond. But in this year, with profit margins for rice already thin

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Netafim Drops Two Central Valley Irrigation Dealers After Jain Deal

Netafim Drops Two Central Valley Irrigation Dealers After Jain Deal

👤From a Press Release 🕔Apr 24, 2017

Irrigation manufacturer Netafim USA announced today that two California companies – Patterson-based Irrigation Design and Construction, Inc. (IDC) and Fresno-based Agri-Valley Inc. (AVI) – will no longer be recognized as authorized distributors of Netafim’s leading product portfolio. The decision to revoke IDC

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California Almonds: When to Apply the 1st Irrigation?

California Almonds: When to Apply the 1st Irrigation?

👤By Franz Niederholzer, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 21, 2017

In the last almond newsletter, I wrote an article on first irrigation timing. Since then, I talked to Allan Fulton, UCCE Water Resources Advisor in the northern Sacramento Valley, and learned that he uses only 50% of actual rainfall as

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