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Is Row Rice in your Future?

Is Row Rice in your Future?

🕔11:22, 17.Jun 2016

Row rice or furrow irrigated rice is once again being investigated by the MSU Irrigation team as an alternative to conventional flooded rice production.  Some of you may recall Dr. Joe Street and Dr. Ted Miller worked with Clarksdale’s Leon

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Irrigation Sensors: A Management Tool

Irrigation Sensors: A Management Tool

🕔10:02, 3.Jun 2016

There are many reasons why growers initiate early season irrigation.  Activation and incorporation of dry fertilizers and herbicides have been one motivating factor this year.  This year, it appears, growers are getting more familiar with utilizing soil moisture sensors as

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Surge Valves Increase Application Efficiency

Surge Valves Increase Application Efficiency

🕔05:40, 26.May 2016

In 2014, the Irrigation Team added surge valves to our list of tools to increase irrigation application efficiency.  When using a surge valve, water is applied in a series of on-off cycles alternating between two irrigation sets.  By utilizing surge

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Utilizing Moisture Sensors to Increase Irrigation Efficiency

Utilizing Moisture Sensors to Increase Irrigation Efficiency

🕔13:16, 24.May 2016

Utilizing moisture sensors to trigger an irrigation event is one method to increase irrigation efficiency.  Using the “calendar” or the “neighbor” method of determining when to trigger an irrigation event is not the most efficient method.  Soil moisture sensors are

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When Should we Start Irrigating our Corn?

When Should we Start Irrigating our Corn?

🕔17:04, 20.May 2016

The recent stretch of dry weather has prompted much concern about the proper time to initiate irrigation for corn. We have considerable resources and information available to help answer this question and improve our corn productivity and profitability by implementing new strategies designed to address the crop needs.

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Pipe Planner:  The Foundation Water Management Practice for Furrow Irrigated Systems

Pipe Planner: The Foundation Water Management Practice for Furrow Irrigated Systems

🕔06:43, 20.May 2016

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 and

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Pre-conditioning of Watermark Sensors, a must do!

Pre-conditioning of Watermark Sensors, a must do!

🕔06:00, 19.May 2016

Rain is in the forecast for tonight. As of today only a few growers have initiated corn irrigation, mostly to incorporate fertilizer after missing the last rain opportunity. Elsewhere, growers are beginning to prepare for that first irrigation event.  Poly-pipe

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When does Corn Yield Potential begin to Suffer from Late Planting?

When does Corn Yield Potential begin to Suffer from Late Planting?

🕔10:44, 1.Apr 2016

Much like the last three years, as rains delay corn planting progress, concerns arise regarding whether you will have ample opportunity to plant your corn crop in a suitable time window. This article states yield expectations and new guidelines for late corn plantings based upon MSU research.

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Tri-State Soybean Forum – January 8, 2016

🕔20:11, 4.Dec 2015

The 60th Annual Tri-State Soybean Forum will be held at Mississippi State University’s Delta Research and Extension Center on January 8, 2016. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. followed by the program at 8:30. Presentations will include pertinent information for

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2015 Row Crop Short Course: Pre-Registration Deadline – November 24

🕔07:50, 21.Nov 2015

The 2015 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Cotton Mill Conference Center near the campus of Mississippi State University on November 30, December 1, and December 2 2015.  Please note that this is a new venue as

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