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May 2019 Pipe Planner Trainings

May 2019 Pipe Planner Trainings

🕔09:47, 29.Apr 2019

Pipe Planner trainings will continue this week and will continue for the month of May! Whether you are a seasoned Pipe Planner professional needing a re-fresher or a first-time user, these sessions will equip you with all of the knowledge

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Row Rice fields ready to plant.

Row Rice fields ready to plant.

🕔09:02, 25.Apr 2019

One of our MSU row rice cooperators this year sent me the following pictures of his row rice and conventional levee fields.  He has burned the row rice field and it is ready to plant.  The conventional levee field had

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Rice Water Weevils densities in Furrow Irrigated Rice

Rice Water Weevils densities in Furrow Irrigated Rice

🕔16:29, 18.Apr 2019

Read Kelly, graduate student under the direction of Dr. Jeff Gore, has been investigating the relationship and densities of rice water weevils in furrow irrigated or row rice.  During 2017 and 2018, Read conducted rice water weevil studies on eleven

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Be sure to check those Watermark sensors.

Be sure to check those Watermark sensors.

🕔16:47, 5.Apr 2019

After a long wet winter,  irrigation is the last thing on most folks minds.  Now that we have a little field work completed and some planting done, here are some things to consider to prepare for irrigation season this summer. 

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Pipe Planner Trainings for April

Pipe Planner Trainings for April

🕔09:44, 1.Apr 2019

Listed are the Pipe Planner webinars for April 2019. The Pipe Planner webinars are free to everyone and takes very little time.  All you need is a secure internet connection to participate.  Below is the link to access all of

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Furrow Irrigation Rice Yield Variations

Furrow Irrigation Rice Yield Variations

🕔17:45, 29.Mar 2019

If you ask experienced furrow irrigated rice producers one thing is clear, they recognize only a small, if any, yield reduction.  MSU Researchers, recognizing the significant yield reduction observed in small plot data compared to producer experience, began looking deeper

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Late Season Paraquat Drift on Rice

Late Season Paraquat Drift on Rice

🕔19:01, 21.Mar 2019

Last week we presented the early season effects of paraquat on rice research of PhD. candidate Ben Lawrence.  This week we would like to present the work of Justin McCoy, a PhD candidate under the direction of Dr. Bobby Golden. 

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Early Season Paraquat Drift on Rice

Early Season Paraquat Drift on Rice

🕔10:59, 14.Mar 2019

Off target drift of paraquat has increased with the use of paraquat burndown behind the planter for resistance management.  Under the direction of Dr. Jason Bond, evaluating the effects of early season paraquat drift on rice has been the dissertation

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Agricultural Water Research Center Opens, Grower Participation Needed

Agricultural Water Research Center Opens, Grower Participation Needed

🕔09:52, 21.Feb 2019

A new research center in the Mississippi Delta is tasked with studying agricultural water management to protect this critical natural resource.  The center primarily focus will be on water management in Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and Missouri region. Plans for establishing

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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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