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Posts From Drew Gholson, Irrigation Specialist

When should we Start Irrigating Corn to Enhance Yield Potential?

When should we Start Irrigating Corn to Enhance Yield Potential?

🕔11:59, 14.May 2022

At the first hint 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 always 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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2022 Pipe Planner Training Opportunities

2022 Pipe Planner Training Opportunities

🕔10:51, 3.May 2022

Pipe Planner Training Webinars-May 2022!  Each Tuesday and Thursday at 9am CST, Irrigation Specialist Chris DeClerk with Delta Plastics will walk through the basics of Pipe Planner and answer any questions.  Simply click the GoToMeeting link below, follow the instructions

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How to Build Watermark Sensors

🕔17:05, 25.Mar 2022

Irrometer Watermark Series: Construction Guide http://extension.msstate.edu/publications/irrometer-watermark-series-construction-guide  Introduction This publication provides a step-by-step guide to proper Watermark sensor construction. Following these steps will make the sensors easier to install at the intended depths and easier to remove at the end of

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Introducing the National Center for Alluvial Aquifer Research

🕔15:06, 4.Feb 2022

Introducing the National Center for Alluvial Aquifer Research WHO WE ARE The National Center for Alluvial Aquifer Research (NCAAR) is a water-focused research team that exists as a Cooperative Program between U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA ARS) and Mississippi

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February 2022 – County Meeting Schedule

February 2022 – County Meeting Schedule

🕔09:43, 2.Feb 2022

Mississippi State University Extension will be hosting several county row crop meetings this month. Each meeting will cover issues specific to the region including management topics on agronomics, insects, weeds, diseases, and economics. A meal will be provided at each

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County Meeting Schedule – January 2022

County Meeting Schedule – January 2022

🕔11:11, 6.Jan 2022

Mississippi State University Extension will be hosting several county row crop meetings this month. Each meeting will cover issues specific to the region including management topics on agronomics, insects, weeds, diseases, and economics. A meal will be provided at each

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Polytube pickup

Polytube pickup

🕔17:46, 29.Oct 2021

Delta Plastics will only collect used polytube from those who request a pick-up. For pick up requests, you can call 800-277-9172 or Download the new Push for Pick Up mobile app for guaranteed 7-day pick up at: https://hubs.ly/H0V9WhS0

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When to Terminate Irrigation in Corn

When to Terminate Irrigation in Corn

🕔16:41, 21.Jul 2021

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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MS Ag Industry Council – 2021 Row Crop Update

MS Ag Industry Council – 2021 Row Crop Update

🕔18:10, 14.Jul 2021

We welcome you to attend the Row Crop Update at the 2021 Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council Annual Convention. This event is hosted at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama on Wednesday, July 21 starting at 8:00am.

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How to Schedule Irrigation with Watermark Sensors

How to Schedule Irrigation with Watermark Sensors

🕔19:51, 25.Jun 2021

Irrometer Watermark Series: Irrigation Triggers http://extension.msstate.edu/publications/irrometer-watermark-series-irrigation-triggers  Introduction An irrigation trigger is the point at which an irrigation cycle starts. Starting too wet wastes water and energy, while starting too dry reduces yield. In this publication, we give guidance on how

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Improving Corn Yields by Better Timing your First Irrigation

Improving Corn Yields by Better Timing your First Irrigation

🕔10:22, 29.May 2021

Moisture sensors have shown we can generally do much better timing irrigation needs. The initial irrigation of corn offers considerable opportunity to improve efficiency which can also enhance yields. Regardless of whether you use sensors, we explain methods to help you make irrigation decisions and make more corn.

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How to Install Watermark Sensors

🕔16:25, 14.May 2021

Irrometer Watermark Series: Installation Procedures http://extension.msstate.edu/publications/irrometer-watermark-series-installation-procedures Publication Number: P3540 This publication series provides information and recommendations pertaining to the Irrometer Watermark 200SS, a granular matrix sensor commonly used in Mississippi for scheduling irrigation. Future publications will discuss other types of soil

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2021 Irrigation Season Approaching

2021 Irrigation Season Approaching

🕔01:11, 7.May 2021

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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How to Determine Where to Install Soil Moisture Sensors

How to Determine Where to Install Soil Moisture Sensors

🕔09:32, 6.May 2021

Irrometer Watermark Series: Location Selection Link to publication: http://extension.msstate.edu/publications/irrometer-watermark-series-location-selection Publication Number: P3539 View as PDF: P3539.pdf This publication series provides information and recommendations pertaining to the Irrometer Watermark 200SS, a granular matrix sensor commonly used in Mississippi for scheduling irrigation. Future publications

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Irrigation Survey

Irrigation Survey

🕔14:50, 3.May 2021

Help us by participating in an irrigation survey. The questions in this survey are only about furrow or flood irrigated croplands. Flood irrigated croplands still play an important role in supplying food, feed, and fiber demands in the US, but

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Soon it will be time to install Watermark Sensors

Soon it will be time to install Watermark Sensors

🕔09:36, 29.Apr 2021

I’m sure irrigation is the last thing on most folks minds but here are some things to consider to prepare for irrigation season this summer. Watermark soil moisture sensors are probably the most widely used sensor here in the Delta.

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Delta Plastics Launches New version of Pipe Planner

Delta Plastics Launches New version of Pipe Planner

🕔13:39, 15.Apr 2021

Delta Plastics Launches New version of Pipe Planner Delta Plastics has a new version of their well-known Pipe Planner software. Pipe Planner’s latest release marks the fourth iteration of the software. The new version, funded in part through a partnership with the Natural

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2021 MSU Row Crop Educational Programs – Irrigation Update

2021 MSU Row Crop Educational Programs – Irrigation Update

🕔08:47, 2.Apr 2021

Due to restrictions limiting public gatherings related to the pandemic, the MSU Row Crops Team are releasing some virtual educational programs to help prepare for the upcoming growing season. These programs offer Continuing Education Units for Certified Crop Advisors who

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2021 MSU Row Crop Educational Programs- Soil Fertility Update

2021 MSU Row Crop Educational Programs- Soil Fertility Update

🕔15:22, 19.Mar 2021

Due to restrictions limiting public gatherings related to the pandemic, the MSU Row Crops Team are releasing some virtual educational programs to help prepare for the upcoming growing season. These programs offer Continuing Education Units for Certified Crop Advisors who

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2021 MSU Row Crop Educational Programs- Peanut Production Update

2021 MSU Row Crop Educational Programs- Peanut Production Update

🕔10:02, 11.Mar 2021

Due to restrictions limiting public gatherings related to the pandemic, the MSU Row Crops Team are releasing some virtual educational programs to help prepare for the upcoming growing season. These programs offer Continuing Education Units for Certified Crop Advisors who

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2021 MSU Row Crop Educational Programs – Soybean Planting Considerations

2021 MSU Row Crop Educational Programs – Soybean Planting Considerations

🕔16:09, 5.Mar 2021

Due to restrictions limiting public gatherings related to the pandemic, the MSU Row Crops Team are releasing some virtual educational programs to help prepare for the upcoming growing season. These programs offer Continuing Education Units for Certified Crop Advisors who

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2021 MSU Row Crop Educational Programs – Cotton Production

2021 MSU Row Crop Educational Programs – Cotton Production

🕔09:31, 5.Mar 2021

Due to restrictions limiting public gatherings related to the pandemic, the MSU Row Crops Team are releasing some virtual educational programs to help prepare for the upcoming growing season. These programs offer Continuing Education Units for Certified Crop Advisors who

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2021 MSU Row Crop Educational Programs – Corn Episodes

2021 MSU Row Crop Educational Programs – Corn Episodes

🕔09:12, 26.Feb 2021

Due to restrictions limiting public gatherings related to the pandemic, the MSU Row Crop Team are releasing virtual educational programs to help prepare for the upcoming growing season. These corn episodes include two programs discussing planting practices and stand establishment, as well as soil, water and nutrient management.

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Polypipe Pickup by Request Only

Polypipe Pickup by Request Only

🕔04:37, 12.Dec 2020

As a reminder, please inform all growers this season Delta Plastics will only be collecting used Delta polytube upon customer request. To schedule a pick-up, contact your local Delta sales rep, or call us at (800)277-9172. We appreciate your business

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How to Determine Soybean Irrigation Termination Timing

How to Determine Soybean Irrigation Termination Timing

🕔17:12, 4.Sep 2020

While some acres have finished and combines have started moving across fields, other acres that were planted later are still progressing through late reproductive growth stages. With that said, a lot of our state’s acres have just reached or are

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