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Posts From Dave Spencer

When should we initiate Irrigation to Enhance Corn Yield?

When should we initiate Irrigation to Enhance Corn Yield? Updated

🕔11:15, 25.May 2024

At the first hint of summer weather, there is often a rush to replenish moisture in corn fields with irrigation. However, inadequate soil moisture is not nearly as limiting as usually perceived. This article will discuss when to initiate irrigation based upon what is best for the corn crop.

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Where to Install Soil Moisture Sensors for Pivot Irrigation

Where to Install Soil Moisture Sensors for Pivot Irrigation Updated

🕔13:52, 14.May 2024

Small plot and on-farm research in Mississippi have shown that using soil moisture sensors to schedule irrigations can reduce water applied while maintaining or improving yield and profitability relative to other methods. However, placement and installation affect the accuracy of

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MS Ag Industry Council – 2023 Row Crop Update

MS Ag Industry Council – 2023 Row Crop Update Updated

🕔21:41, 21.Jul 2023

We welcome you to attend the Row Crop Update at the 2023 Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council Annual Convention. This event is hosted at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama on Wednesday, July 26 starting at 8:00am.

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When to Terminate Irrigation in Corn

When to Terminate Irrigation in Corn Updated

🕔11:01, 1.Jul 2023

As the corn crop nears maturity, knowing when you can safely terminate irrigation, without sacrificing yield, or wasting money and labor through unnecessary irrigation is likely the most important decision that will affect your bottom line. This article outlines the steps needed to help make these decisions accurately and reliable.

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When should we Start Irrigating Corn to Enhance Yield Potential?

When should we Start Irrigating Corn to Enhance Yield Potential? Updated

🕔10:15, 27.May 2023

At the first sign of summer weather patterns, Midsouth corn growers often get nervous about moisture stress. However, inadequate soil moisture is not nearly as limiting as usually perceived – considering we have abundant moisture virtually all spring. In fact, excessive moisture can stress corn development and hamper yields, if we trigger irrigation too early.

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