Minnesota: Checklist for Winterizing Your Irrigation System Oct 22, 2020

🕔Oct 22, 2020
While we all would like summer to last a little longer, the reality is that winter is just around the corner. Many of you must be wrapping up all of […]

Minnesota: 5 Steps to Ensure Efficient Irrigation Management Jul 29, 2020

🕔Jul 29, 2020
High crop water demand and low rainfall at this time of the year make irrigation essential in many parts of Minnesota, especially in the Central Sands region. If you are […]

Minnesota: Is ETgage an Effective Tool for Irrigation Management? Jan 15, 2020

🕔Jan 15, 2020
Determining crop water use, or evapotranspiration (ETc), is the most important component of irrigation scheduling. Weather data is key to calculating crop water use, but growers may not have a […]

Minnesota: How Does Irrigation Impact Nitrate Leaching, Groundwater Quality? – Video Oct 18, 2019

🕔Oct 18, 2019
Groundwater is the major source of drinking water in Minnesota and provides almost all water used for irrigation purposes, making it a key area of focus for natural resource, agriculture, […]

Minnesota: Using Soil Moisture Sensors for Irrigation Scheduling Apr 30, 2019

🕔Apr 30, 2019
Efficient irrigation management can improve yields, grain quality, conserve water and energy, and reduce nutrient leaching. One of the easiest and most effective ways to improve irrigation efficiency is to […]

Minnesota: Center Pivot Irrigation – Check Application Uniformity Feb 26, 2019

🕔Feb 26, 2019
Identifying water application problems when irrigating using a sprinkler irrigation system, such as center pivots, is vital. Over and under irrigation can have an adverse effect on crop yield that […]

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 […]

Minnesota Corn, Soybeans: Predicting the Last Irrigation Aug 24, 2018

🕔Aug 24, 2018
*Article was first published in July 1988 by Jerry Wright and Extension Agronomists, Leland Hardman & Michael Schmitt. *Article was revised in 2006 by Jerry Wright, Retired Extension Engineer, Dale […]

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