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Furrow Irrigated Rice Summary

Furrow Irrigated Rice Summary

🕔09:28, 13.Apr 2018

We have had a couple of calls from consultants and growers this week about utilizing furrow irrigated rice as an option if planting or levee construction is delayed due to rain.  With an additional 2-5 inches of rainfall forecast for

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Riser Program Results Positive

Riser Program Results Positive

🕔09:34, 6.Apr 2018

The Row-Crop Irrigation Science and Extension Research (RISER) was developed as a science based approach to evaluating irrigation Best Management Practices (BMPs) here in the Delta. The RISER program is designed to assist producers in reducing water use while maintaining

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On Farm Furrow Irrigated Rice Results

On Farm Furrow Irrigated Rice Results

🕔17:05, 29.Mar 2018

Over the last few weeks we have made an attempt to explain the data we have concerning furrow irrigated rice.  The first installment explored the small plot research conducted by Lee Atwill, MSU Graduate student. Small Plot  The second installment tried

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Last Week for Pipe Planner 2018

Last Week for Pipe Planner 2018

🕔09:25, 26.Mar 2018

Pipe Planner On-Line Training Webinar  Tue, Mar 27, 2018 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/476558917  You can also dial in using your phone.  United States: +1 (312) 757-3121 Access

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Understanding Furrow Irrigation Rice Yield Reduction

Understanding Furrow Irrigation Rice Yield Reduction

🕔17:53, 21.Mar 2018

Data from “on farm” trials are helping MSU Researchers understand some of the yield perimeters associated with furrow irrigated rice.  If you ask experienced furrow irrigated rice producers one thing is clear, they recognize only a small, if any, yield

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2017 Row Rice Results

2017 Row Rice Results

🕔11:03, 15.Mar 2018

Producing rice in a “rowed-up” manner as other row crops such as corn, soybean, and cotton was a foreign concept just a couple of years ago. Row rice or furrow irrigated rice was initially investigated by MSU  Researchers as an

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Pipe Planner Webinars for the Week 3/12-16

Pipe Planner Webinars for the Week 3/12-16

🕔11:45, 12.Mar 2018

Here are the Pipe Planner Webinars for the week of March 12 through March 16.     Pipe Planner On-Line Webinar Training  Tue, Mar 13, 2018 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet

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Soybean Flood vs Furrow Irrigation Cost

Soybean Flood vs Furrow Irrigation Cost

🕔11:27, 7.Mar 2018

The Irrigation Team at MSU was requested in 2016 to investigate the effects of flood and furrow irrigation by interested farmers.  Traditionally, many rice farmers chose to flood irrigate their soybeans.  Rice farmers were accustom to pulling levees in rice

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Pipe Planner Webinar March 8th

Pipe Planner Webinar March 8th

🕔09:12, 6.Mar 2018

The second in a series of Pipe Planner Webinars will be this Thursday, March 8th.  There is an morning and an afternoon session.  Here is how to join.   Pipe Planner On-Line Webinar Training  Thu, Mar 8, 2018 9:00 AM

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Pipe Planner Webinars Start Monday, March 5th.

Pipe Planner Webinars Start Monday, March 5th.

🕔13:03, 1.Mar 2018

Delta Plastics will start there online Pipe Planner Training Monday the 5th of March.  Follow the information below to participate.   Pipe Planner On-Line Webinar Training  Mon, Mar 5, 2018 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM CST Please join my meeting

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It’s time to check those irrigation sensors.

It’s time to check those irrigation sensors.

🕔12:10, 22.Feb 2018

  Considering the 6 plus inches of rain we had the last 24 hours, irrigation is the last thing on most folks minds.  While we have some time around the shop the next few weeks, here are some things to

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Last Pipe Planner Webinar Nov 27th

Last Pipe Planner Webinar Nov 27th

🕔16:28, 26.Nov 2017

The last opportunity to take part in the Pipe Planner instructional webinars given by Delta Plastics’ Irrigation Specialist Chris DeClerk is tommorrow.  This webinar will detail data collection, input, troubleshooting and navigation through the Pipe Planner application.  This meeting will

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2nd in the Series: Pipe Planner Webinar

2nd in the Series: Pipe Planner Webinar

🕔08:34, 15.Nov 2017

Below is the 2nd in the series of Pipe Planner instructional webinars given by Delta Plastics’ Irrigation Specialist Chris DeClerk.  This webinar will detail data collection, input, troubleshooting and navigation through the Pipe Planner application.  These online meetings can be

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Pipe Planner Training Webinars

Pipe Planner Training Webinars

🕔05:31, 9.Nov 2017

This November, producers and other AG industry professionals will have the opportunity to take part in a series of Pipe Planner instructional webinars given by Delta Plastics’ Irrigation Specialist Chris DeClerk.  This webinar will detail data collection, input, troubleshooting and

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2017 MDEQ Irrigation Meter Program

2017 MDEQ Irrigation Meter Program

🕔06:18, 8.Nov 2017

The reporting period for the Voluntary Metering Program has begun and the MDEQ wanted to give everyone an program update.  The Groundwater Usage Survey Tool (GUST) for online reporting has been upgraded.  This more user friendly version of GUST went

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Need to borrow a Flow meter?

Need to borrow a Flow meter?

🕔12:50, 28.Jun 2017

The 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 where to get a flow meter, please see the attached

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Pipe Planner Update!

Pipe Planner Update!

🕔14:24, 15.Jun 2017

New updates were recently deployed to Pipe Planner.  Please following the directions when signing into Pipe Planner to clear your computer cache to ensure that these new updates take place. Below you will find the message located in Pipe Planner

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Irrigation Season is Approaching

Irrigation Season is Approaching

🕔04:41, 2.Jun 2017

It is often said here in the Mid-South that we are always 10 days from a drought!  However, with the widespread and abundant rainfall received thus far in Mississippi, irrigation is not really a primary concern until we rebound to more typical

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Another Row Rice Example

Another Row Rice Example

🕔04:32, 2.Jun 2017

Here is an example of grower ingenuity. This grower planted a flat field of heavy buckshot clay and was unable to construct levees due to rain. The field was ready to flood so he decided to give row rice a

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Using Tractor Data for Pipe Planner

Using Tractor Data for Pipe Planner

🕔11:58, 18.May 2017

Utilizing tractor GPS data for Pipe Planner designs seems to just get easier.  Here are some basic steps to utilize  GPS tractor monitor data to develop a Pipe Planner recommendation. (all pics are clickable) Elevation data is one  piece of

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Row Rice Video’s

Row Rice Video’s

🕔07:16, 17.May 2017

With rice acres down, many thanks to the growers that have helped with our 2017 Row Rice trials.  This year, the Irrigation Team is comparing water use and yield on Row Rice fields to Multiple Side Inlet using AWD irrigation

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Last Week for Pipe Planner Webinar

Last Week for Pipe Planner Webinar

🕔09:32, 27.Mar 2017

Pipe Planner’s last weekly webinar series is set for this week.  Below you will find the invitation for  March 28 and March 31.  Follow the instructions embedded in the invitation and login to the meeting.  All you need is a

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Pipe Planner Webinar Week Three

Pipe Planner Webinar Week Three

🕔16:20, 17.Mar 2017

Pipe Planner’s third weekly webinar series is set for next week.  Below you will find the invitation for  March 24.  Follow the instructions embedded in the invitation and login to the meeting.  All you need is a secure internet connection

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Pipe Planner Webinar Week Two

Pipe Planner Webinar Week Two

🕔09:36, 10.Mar 2017

Next week will begin Pipe Planner’s second installation of the weekly webinar series in March.  Below you will find two separate invitations for the week on March 14 and March 17 .  Select which webinar you would like to attend,

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Pipe Planner Webinar Schedule

Pipe Planner Webinar Schedule

🕔09:07, 2.Mar 2017

  To address the declining Mississippi River Valley Alluvial aquifer, Mississippi State University developed the Row-Crop Irrigation Science and Extension Research (RISER) program. RISER’s goal is to develop a science based approach for evaluating Irrigation Water Management (IWM) practices in the Mississippi Delta

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