California Tree Crops: Postharvest Irrigation in a Dry Autumn? Nov 25, 2019

🕔Nov 25, 2019
Almond, prune, and walnut harvests are behind us, what postharvest irrigation(s) have you put on your orchard? Rainfall has been absent in October and November (as of this writing). Despite […]

Midwest Flooding: 2020 High Water Possible – 5 Ingredients for Flood – DTN Sep 26, 2019

🕔Sep 26, 2019
As central U.S. producers make plans to harvest corn and soybeans in a year marked by record rain and flooding, prospects already indicate the 2020 crop year could bring more […]

South Carolina: Cover Crops Increase Soil Moisture as Much as 10% May 23, 2019

🕔May 23, 2019
South Carolina soils are old and weathered, and Clemson University researchers are working with the Richland Soil and Water District and the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation […]

Indiana Corn: Planting Time – Fish or Cut Bait May 17, 2019

🕔May 17, 2019
The bad news is that Monday’s USDA-NASS crop progress report estimated that only 6% of Indiana’s corn had been planted as of May 12, which puts our farmers in the unenviable […]

Iowa: Spring Planting and Wet Soil Management Mar 15, 2019

🕔Mar 15, 2019
The above-average snowfall and potential for significant rain events this spring could present challenges during the upcoming planting season. These conditions, on top of excessive soil moisture last fall that may have […]

Minnesota: Soil-Water Basics for Irrigation Scheduling Jan 4, 2019

🕔Jan 4, 2019
During the past few years, irrigated agriculture has increased significantly in Minnesota. Most of the irrigation in the state happens in the glacial outwash region where irrigation makes this region […]

Water Management: Researchers Use Radar to Determine Soil Moisture Oct 17, 2018

🕔Oct 17, 2018
Ground penetrating radar isn’t something from the latest sci-fi movie. It’s actually a tool used by soil scientists to measure the amount of moisture in soil quickly and easily. As […]

Illinois: Soil Temps, Moisture Levels Declining in Early March Mar 16, 2018

🕔Mar 16, 2018
Cooler, drier weather has led to declining soil temperatures and moisture levels, according to Jennie Atkins, Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring Program manager at the Illinois State Water Survey, part […]

Texas Cotton: More Mature Cover Crops Help Maintain Residue Longer Sep 4, 2017

🕔Sep 4, 2017
Often producers planting cover crops are worried about moisture use, but more important is the longevity of the crop residue and its beneficial results, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Research […]

Illinois Soils Are Cooler, Drier in Mid-August Aug 23, 2017

🕔Aug 23, 2017
Soils across Illinois were cooler and drier than average in the first half of August, said Jennie Atkins, the water and atmospheric resources monitoring program manager at the Illinois State […]

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