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Posts From Drew Gholson, Irrigation Specialist

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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Drainage Tile Webinar Wednesday and Thursday

Drainage Tile Webinar Wednesday and Thursday

🕔09:33, 10.Aug 2020

Join the MSU Team for what you thought may never be possible – drainage tile in the Mississippi Delta and the benefits it can provide. Mississippi State is teaming up with Advanced Drainage Systems and Soil-Max on a quick, 2-part

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Rice Flood, It’s Okay to Let it Down

Rice Flood, It’s Okay to Let it Down

🕔18:24, 25.Jun 2020

AWD is a water-saving technology that farmers can use to reduce the amount of irrigation water used in rice fields without any yield penalty. In AWD, farmers allow the flood water to recede to a “muddy” state before re-flooding the

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Sealing Soils Confusion

Sealing Soils Confusion

🕔18:23, 25.Jun 2020

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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Soil Moisture Monitoring Showcase

Soil Moisture Monitoring Showcase

🕔14:19, 22.Jun 2020

We are excited to announce our 2020 Soil Moisture Monitoring Showcase. Please visit the Showcase page for full access and information on the program. https://www.ncaar.msstate.edu/outreach/index.php#showcase  This soil moisture monitoring showcase provides an opportunity for the Mississippi agricultural community to learn

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Surge Valves Update

Surge Valves Update

🕔06:03, 19.Jun 2020

Surge Valves are being investigated by the MSU Irrigation Team to increase irrigation application efficiency. When using a surge valve, water is applied in a series of on-off cycles alternating between two irrigation sets. By utilizing surge valves Producers can

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Flood Irrigated Soybean Yield Considerations

Flood Irrigated Soybean Yield Considerations

🕔06:03, 19.Jun 2020

Traditionally, many rice farmers chose to flood irrigate their soybeans. Rice farmers were accustomed to pulling levees in rice fields, so it was a natural fit to irrigate soybeans in the same fashion. With the decreasing water levels in the

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Irrigation after Cristobal

Irrigation after Cristobal

🕔14:10, 8.Jun 2020

It is often said here in the Mid-South that we are always 10 days from a drought!  However, with the widespread and abundant rainfall received today from tropical depression Cristobal, irrigation is not really a primary concern until we rebound

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