Kansas: Irrigation Study Uses Infrared Cameras to Improve Water Efficiency

🕔May 17, 2018Kansas State University researchers have tested the reliability of thermal infrared cameras in controlled, greenhouse settings and say they are now ready to take the sensors to the field to […]

Texas Cotton: Less Water for Young Plants Doesn’t Hurt Yield, Improves Drought Tolerance

🕔May 16, 2018Plants need water–but what about when it’s running low? Is it possible to use less water and still have healthy crops? In Texas, the Southern High Plains uses water from […]

Mississippi Corn: When Should I Start Irrigating?

🕔May 16, 2018The Mid-South has experienced a drastic change in predominant weather patterns recently, prompting considerable concern regarding corn irrigation. Of course, this transition is also physiologically challenging to our corn crop, […]

Mississippi: Irrigation – Flow Meters Available at County Extension Offices

🕔May 16, 2018The most important piece of data for running Pipe Planner is flow from your water sources. Gathering this piece of information can sometimes be difficult. If you are currently seeking […]

Kansas Wheat: Sustainable Ag – Cover-Crop Investigations

🕔May 7, 2018Wheat growers in the semi-arid central Great Plains commonly leave their fields fallow for months at a time between crops, so moisture can build up in the soil to help […]

Michigan: Controlled Drainage – Conserving Nutrients, Improving Bottom Lines

🕔Apr 19, 2018Crops grown on fine-textured and poorly drained soils require artificial drainage for optimum crop production. A dual-purpose subsurface drainage system can drain away excess water in wet periods and hold […]

Kansas Livestock: Drought Causing Dire Situation for Farm Ponds, Water Supplies

🕔Apr 18, 2018As drought continues to cripple much of Kansas, livestock producers in the state may be scrambling for alternatives to maintain water supplies for their herds. “It’s getting to be a […]

Nebraska Irrigation, Part 3: In-Canopy vs. Above-Canopy Sprinklers

🕔Apr 9, 2018The best height for sprinkler devices relative to crop height has been debated for some time and has recently resurfaced. Some have decided to reposition devices at the truss rod […]

Mississippi: RISER Irrigation Program Results Positive

🕔Apr 6, 2018The Row-Crop Irrigation Science and Extension Research (RISER) was developed as a science based approach to evaluating irrigation Best Management Practices here in the Delta. The RISER program is designed […]

Nebraska Irrigation: In-Canopy vs. Above-Canopy Sprinkers

🕔Apr 4, 2018Sprinkler Package Design Sprinkler packages should be designed to apply irrigation water uniformly and efficiently while continuing to be feasible. The design must account for characteristics of the specific pivot, […]

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