We are having lots of questions concerning the proper set up of surge valves. First, please consider some of the basic terminology associated with furrow irrigation.
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Phases of Furrow Irrigation
1. Advance Cycle – The phase in which the dry furrow is wetted. This cycle creates . . . → Read More: Programing a Surge Valve
With water being one of the most expensive inputs of the rice producer, utilizing methods to limit the amount of water used makes economic sense.
Adoption of multiple inlet irrigation has allowed producers to reduce water consumption. Water use with multiple inlet has translated into an 18% (fig.2) reduction in water cost over straight levee . . . → Read More: Economic Benefits of Properly Managing Multiple Inlet Rice Irrigation
The importance of soil moisture sensors is becoming more evident as we continue forward this growing season. Today (Monday, June 16th), we received a call regarding sensor readings that were assessed early this morning. The following are the data discussed in this scenario. . . . → Read More: Is My Soil Moisture Sensor Broke?
Although we have received lots of rainfall this season, it is time to initiate irrigation in soybean. Keep in mind that irrigation during the early vegetative phase provides little to no yield benefit. The reason to apply irrigation during the vegetative stages is to promote adequate vegetative growth and node development. It is during the reproductive . . . → Read More: Soybean Irrigation Initiation
Row crop irrigation needs are ramping up and one of the tools we can use to better assess soil moisture is Watermark sensors. This article describes how to analyze the data generated by sensors to help you better schedule irrigation. . . . → Read More: How to Use Watermark Sensors to Assess Soil Moisture and Schedule Irrigation
On June 9, leaders from the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board, key personnel from the Mississippi State University Extension Service, and stakeholder organizations a part of the Delta Sustainable Water Resources Task Force formally announced a series of summer irrigation â€œTurn Row Talksâ€ to be held across the Delta during the month of July for producers to attend local, on-farm demonstrations of water conservation efforts being implemented and utilized by growers in their respective areas. . . . → Read More: Delta Area “Turn Row Talks” on Water Conservation Announced
A corn, cotton, peanut, and soybean field day is scheduled for June 17th at the Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville, MS. The general theme of the field day will include pertinent information for mid-season row crop issues. . . . → Read More: Delta Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Crops Field Day, June 17, 2014
Maintaining nitrogen applied as a pre-flood application is an important topic for rice farmers. Nitrogen can be lost by at least three different methods, two of which are considered to be bad since the N will become unavailable for plant uptake. . . . → Read More: Protecting Your Preflood Nitrogen
Annual report of Mississippi Rice Promotion Board is now available online. . . . → Read More: Mississippi Rice Promotion Board Annual Report Available
The 62nd annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show will be held February 28 – March 1, 2014 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, TN. More than 400 exhibitors from more than 40 states will be on-hand showcasing the latest technology and innovation in agriculture. A new event at the Gin Show for 2014 will be . . . → Read More: 2014 Mid-South Ag Forum at the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show