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Pipe Planner Trainings for April 2020

Pipe Planner Trainings for April 2020

🕔13:20, 31.Mar 2020

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Maintainance time for Watermark Sensors

Maintainance time for Watermark Sensors

🕔09:36, 20.Mar 2020

Here it is almost late March and wet again.  Noticed some field work and corn planting south of highway 82 yesterday.  I’m sure irrigation is the last thing on most folks minds but here are some watermark things to consider

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Furrow Irrigated Rice Final Report

Furrow Irrigated Rice Final Report

🕔07:03, 13.Mar 2020

Over the last four years, MSU has conducted forty-nine “on-farm” furrow irrigated rice trials.  Yield data was reported from all forty-nine locations, while water use data was collected on twenty-eight locations from 2017-2019. Producers were required to have two adjacent

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Pipe Planner Webinars 2020

Pipe Planner Webinars 2020

🕔12:15, 9.Mar 2020

Pipe Planner training webinars will be starting in March for the 2020 season next week! Please see the dates below. Feel free to attend as many as you desire. Results have shown that those that use Pipe Planner can save

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2019 Delta Area Rice Meeting this Thursday

2019 Delta Area Rice Meeting this Thursday

🕔09:10, 18.Nov 2019

The 2019 Delta Area Rice Meeting will be held at the Bolivar Co. Extension office on this Thursday, November 21st, 2019. Mississippi rice producers, industry professionals, and other interested parties are invited to listen to presentations from MSU research and

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Delta Area Rice Meeting November 21st.

Delta Area Rice Meeting November 21st.

🕔07:34, 7.Nov 2019

The 2019 Delta Area Rice Meeting will be held at the Bolivar Co. Extension office on November 21st, 2019.  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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Late Season Paraquat Drift on Rice

Late Season Paraquat Drift on Rice

🕔11:26, 13.Aug 2019

Prior to rice harvest and soybean desiccation we would like to present the work of Justin McCoy, a PhD candidate under the direction of Dr. Bobby Golden.  Justin’s dissertation investigated the effects of late-season paraquat drift on rice over the

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Moisture Sensors not Responding to Irrigation

Moisture Sensors not Responding to Irrigation

🕔07:23, 21.Jun 2019

The importance of soil moisture sensors is becoming more evident as we continue forward this growing season.  This week we received a call regarding sensor readings that were assessed early this morning. The following are the data discussed in this

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Sealing Soils Complicates Irrigation

Sealing Soils Complicates Irrigation

🕔07:08, 21.Jun 2019

Surface sealing in the Mississippi Delta typically occurs in soils that have a low clay and organic matter content but have a high silt fraction, i.e., most of our silt loam soils. Surface sealing, from an irrigation management standpoint, is

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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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