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Georgia Pecans: Hurricane Cleanup; Water Requirements for Nut Maturity

Georgia Pecans: Hurricane Cleanup; Water Requirements for Nut Maturity

👤By Lenny Wells, University of Georgia Pecan Specialist 🕔Sep 21, 2017

Most Georgia pecan growers are still busy cleaning up their orchards following Irma’s damage. However, don’t forget about fulfilling the needs of the trees to finish maturation of the crop that remains. Most orchards throughout the state received significant rainfall

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Michigan Corn, Soybeans: Timing the Season’s Last Irrigation

Michigan Corn, Soybeans: Timing the Season’s Last Irrigation

👤By Lyndon Kelley, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Sep 14, 2017

Late planted, replanted and double-cropped fields will have some irrigating into September. The low August 2017 rainfall in northeast Indiana and south central and southeast Michigan has many fields exhibiting drought conditions. The Michigan State University Enviroweather stations at Constantine,

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California Almonds: Postharvest Management – Water Demands

California Almonds: Postharvest Management – Water Demands

👤By David Doll, University of California Cooperative Extension Almond Specialist 🕔Sep 11, 2017

After the hustle of harvest, it is easy to think that the orchard work is nearly wrapped up for the year. With almonds, this isn’t the case. Research over the past 30 years has identified the postharvest period as the

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Texas Cotton: Hold the Water – Wait Until Flowering to Irrigate, Says Study

Texas Cotton: Hold the Water – Wait Until Flowering to Irrigate, Says Study

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Sep 1, 2017

Almost five years of data indicate producers can save as much as 40 percent of their water on a cotton crop by better timing their irrigation, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist. Dr. Paul DeLaune, an AgriLife Research

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Texas: Maverick County Ag Irrigation Field Day, Eagle Pass, Sept. 13

Texas: Maverick County Ag Irrigation Field Day, Eagle Pass, Sept. 13

👤From Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Aug 31, 2017

The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting an educational field day focusing on water conservation in irrigated agriculture for producers Sept. 13 in Eagle Pass. The event is free and will be from 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at the Maverick County Junior Livestock Show Meeting

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Florida-Alabama Irrigation Technologies Field Day, Walnut Hill, Sept. 5

Florida-Alabama Irrigation Technologies Field Day, Walnut Hill, Sept. 5

👤By Libbie Johnson, University of Florida Extension 🕔Aug 25, 2017

Join us on September 5, 2017 at Sam and Scott Walker’s Farm (1950 Hwy 99 Walnut Hill, FL 32568) to learn more about new technologies for soil moisture sensing.  The short field day will start at 8:00 am central. Topics will include

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Nebraska: Time to Evaluate Your Irrigation System

Nebraska: Time to Evaluate Your Irrigation System

👤By Steve Melvin, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Irrigation Specialist 🕔Aug 21, 2017

By this time of year, everyone is ready to be done irrigating; however, now is the perfect time to evaluate your irrigation equipment and the crop it irrigated to see what needs to be fixed or improved before the start

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Florida Panhandle: Mobile Irrigation Team Helps Farmers Lower Costs, Save Water

Florida Panhandle: Mobile Irrigation Team Helps Farmers Lower Costs, Save Water

👤By Andrea Albertin, University of Florida Extension Specialist 🕔Aug 15, 2017

The Northwest Florida Mobile Irrigation Lab Northwest Florida’s Mobile Irrigation Lab (MIL), run by Mark Miles, Rex Patterson, and Robert Patterson, is working hard to help farmers increase crop yields and lower costs through improved irrigation efficiency. By increasing efficiency,

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Irrigation Manufacturer Netafim Will Be Bought By Mexican Company

Irrigation Manufacturer Netafim Will Be Bought By Mexican Company

👤From a Press Release 🕔Aug 8, 2017

Mexichem, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV:MEXCHEM) (“The Company” or “Mexichem”) announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire an 80% stake in Netafim, Ltd. (“Netafim”), an Israeli private company, from a company backed by the Permira Funds and

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Nebraska Corn: Predicting Late-Season Irrigation Needs

Nebraska Corn: Predicting Late-Season Irrigation Needs

👤By Steve Melvin, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Educator Irrigated Cropping Systems 🕔Aug 7, 2017

The 2017 growing season started with warm dry planting conditions, followed by significant rain delays in May in many parts of the state, and a summer of intermittent weeks of hot and cool temperatures. The net result is that crops

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