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Posts From Dan Roach, Ext. Associate

The Cost of Flood Irrigation Soybeans, Year Three Summary

The Cost of Flood Irrigation Soybeans, Year Three Summary

🕔15:34, 8.Feb 2019

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 Webinars for February

Pipe Planner Webinars for February

🕔08:51, 4.Feb 2019

February round of Pipe Planner webinars! All you need is a secure internet connection to take part in a free training session.  Along with introductory lessons as to how to run Pipe Planner, attendees will be able to ask questions

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The Versatility of Furrow Irrigated Rice

The Versatility of Furrow Irrigated Rice

🕔06:23, 1.Feb 2019

Bill O’Neal of Allendale Planting Company in Shelby is well versed in adaptation to get the job done.  Allendale is one of the farms on the riverside that for “Delta standards” most would call rolling or hilly.  Two years ago, O’Neal

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Furrow Irrigated Rice On Farm Studies

Furrow Irrigated Rice On Farm Studies

🕔19:53, 24.Jan 2019

Last week we started our conversation concerning Furrow Irrigated rice (row rice), this week we look at the on farm studies. “On farm” research trials attempt to look at the real world.  “On farm” trials evaluate real world data, uncontrollable

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Researching Row Rice

Researching Row Rice

🕔10:28, 18.Jan 2019

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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January Pipe Planner Trainings

January Pipe Planner Trainings

🕔13:24, 2.Jan 2019

Pipe Planner trainings will be in full swing come January 2019! All you need is a secure internet connection to take part in a free training session.  Along with introductory lessons as to how to run Pipe Planner, attendees will

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Last Pipe Planner Training Sessions for November

Last Pipe Planner Training Sessions for November

🕔12:22, 26.Nov 2018

11/27/2018 Tuesday 9am-11am 11/27/2018 Tuesday 1pm-3pm 11/29/2018 Thursday 9am-11am 11/29/2018 Thursday 1pm-3pm Pipe Planner trainings this week!  All you need is a secure internet connection to take part in a free training session.   Simply pick a date and click the

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Pipe Planner Training Opportunities this Week

Pipe Planner Training Opportunities this Week

🕔07:33, 12.Nov 2018

There are four Pipe Planner trainings this week!  All you need is a secure internet connection to take part in a free training session.  Along with introductory lessons as to how to run Pipe Planner, attendees will be able to

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Pipe Planner trainings will begin this week!

Pipe Planner trainings will begin this week!

🕔06:53, 5.Nov 2018

Pipe Planner trainings will begin this week!  All you need is a secure internet connection to take part in a free training session.  Along with introductory lessons as to how to run Pipe Planner, attendees will be able to ask

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Delta Area Rice Grower Meeting

Delta Area Rice Grower Meeting

🕔06:45, 5.Nov 2018

The 2018 Delta Area Rice Meeting will be held at the Bolivar Co. Extension office on November 15, 2018. Mississippi rice producers, industry professionals, and other interested parties are invited to listen to presentations from MSU research and Extension faculty

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2018 Row Rice Trials Update

2018 Row Rice Trials Update

🕔09:35, 20.Jul 2018

Here are some updated photos of the Row Rice trials as they begin to head out. This year we have nine locations in Bolivar, Leflore, Coahoma, and Tunica counties.  Many thanks to the producers that have provided the locations this

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2018 Furrow Irrigation Rice Trials

2018 Furrow Irrigation Rice Trials

🕔07:58, 24.May 2018

Here is a look at the Furrow Irrigation Rice trials from across the Delta.  Different methods are being used by growers to install furrows in these fields.  Some of these field were rowed up in the fall,  some pulled furrows

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Soybeans behind Row Rice

Soybeans behind Row Rice

🕔12:11, 14.May 2018

Thought this would be an excellent opportunity to show some newly emerged soybeans planted no-till into an previous furrow irrigated rice field.  Asked the grower this morning about what cultural practices he followed before planting?  He commented, “ran the combine”. 

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Flow Meters Available at County Extension Offices

Flow Meters Available at County Extension Offices

🕔11:52, 14.May 2018

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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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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Row Rice Discussions

Row Rice Discussions

🕔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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