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When Should I Start Irrigating my Corn?

When Should I Start Irrigating my Corn?

🕔15:13, 15.May 2018

The drastic change in weather patterns has folks scrambling to get systems ready to irrigate and perhaps more anxiety than necessary regarding irrigation timing. Deciding when to start irrigating corn can be somewhat confusing, but this article focuses on those factors which will help you make that decision and help make more corn.

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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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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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2017 MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Summary

2017 MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Summary

🕔14:45, 1.Dec 2017

Selecting the best corn hybrids to plant next year is critical to the profitability of your farm. This article contains complete results of yields and plant characteristics evaluated in the 2017 MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration trials grown throughout the state for your review.

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2017 Row Crop Short Course – Updated

2017 Row Crop Short Course – Updated

🕔08:49, 11.Nov 2017

The 2017 Row Crop Short Course will be held at The Mill Conference Center in Starkville, MS on December 4-6th, 2017.  The program will kick off on Monday, December 4th at 9 am with a cover crop symposium.  Several growers

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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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2017 Soybean Variety Demonstration Program Summary

2017 Soybean Variety Demonstration Program Summary

🕔12:56, 3.Nov 2017

The MSU Extension Soybean Variety Demonstration Program is conducted using a set of varieties with proven performance.  These varieties are grown in a production setting on various soil types and management systems around the state. Demonstration sets for both maturity

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2017 Row Crop Short Course

2017 Row Crop Short Course

🕔09:39, 13.Oct 2017

The 2017 Row Crop Short Course hosted by Mississippi State University will be held Dec. 4-6, 2017 at The Mill Conference Center in Starkville, MS.  Pre-registration is free until November 27th and will be $40 thereafter including at the door.

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2017 DREC Rice Field Day August 2, 2017

2017 DREC Rice Field Day August 2, 2017

🕔11:40, 1.Aug 2017

The MSU-DREC Rice Producer Field Day will be held on August 2, at the Delta Research and Extension Center at 3:00 p.m.  The program will begin at the Capps center with updates from USA Rice by guest speaker Betsy Ward

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MS Agricultural Industry Council – Row Crop Update

MS Agricultural Industry Council – Row Crop Update

🕔22:41, 19.Jul 2017

You are welcome to attend the Row Crop Update at the Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council Conference. The conference is hosted at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama on Wednesday, July 26.

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Cotton Irrigation Considerations

Cotton Irrigation Considerations

🕔11:46, 15.Jul 2017

A few short weeks ago, excessive water was an issue for many; however, today many folks (particularly in the Delta) are in need or rainfall/irrigation.  Given the challenging weather so far this year a couple of points should be considered

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Can I roll the Poly Pipe up on my Corn?

Can I roll the Poly Pipe up on my Corn?

🕔22:53, 11.Jul 2017

As the corn crop nears maturity, knowing when you can safely terminate irrigation timing, while optimizing yield potential is likely the most important decision you will face. In order to make this call, you need to estimate when the crop will reach maturity and how much moisture is present in your soil. This article outlines the steps needed to help make this process accurate and reliable.

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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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