Hot, dry, windy conditions have continued to be the primary factor determining the fate of our crops. Forecast calls for more moderate temperatures starting Sunday through middle of next week, […]
The extreme temperatures we are seeing has growers concerned about effects on the trees and crop. These temperatures often entice growers to increase their irrigation rates over that which they […]
Kentucky Corn: Watch Water Use Over Next Few Weeks Jun 22, 2022
The current heat wave is expected to last until the end of June. There are some low chances of rain scattered in the forecasts. We need to start watching water […]
Alabama Corn: Irrigating at the Right Time, Rate Jun 21, 2022
The current heat wave along with the dry spell occurring this week—which may extend through the next couple of weeks—might put corn fields at risk for yield losses if irrigation […]
Mississippi Soybeans: Time to Start Irrigating Jun 20, 2022
Regardless of the amount of rainfall that we have been blessed to receive thus far this growing season, we have reached the point where extreme temperatures and little to no […]
North Carolina Cotton: Squaring Fields Need Water Jun 18, 2022
Several folks got some rain yesterday and last night, although rains were spotty and some areas continue to be severely dry. This is clearly evident by observing the corn crop […]
Tennessee Corn: Is It Time to Irrigate ? Jun 17, 2022
Corn is not sensitive to water limitations in early vegetative stages, but it’s important to watch the growth stages and soil type when timing irrigation.
Are you an irrigator concerned about matching your irrigation with crop water use? Are you interested in seeing new technology and sprinkler packages in-person? The University of Minnesota Extension is […]
Aggressive cover crop growth and sometimes the lack of timely spring rain may leave fields lacking moisture for optimum planting or seedling germination. Achieving the maximum uniform germination and emergence […]
Where sensors are installed affects the likelihood that the readings are suitable for irrigation scheduling. This publication provides a step-by-step guide to selecting an appropriate sensor location for a field.