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Using Tech to Maximize Inputs By: 01/30/2015 @ 4:33pm

There isn’t much waste on the 1,500 acres of corn, soybeans, and wheat that Joel Armistead produces with the help of his son, Zach, near Adairville, Kentucky. In fact…

Try Flat Beds When Cutting Water By: 10/30/2014 @ 3:14pm

When farmers first started growing potatoes in southern Idaho, they did so in ridged rows. Fields were subsequently…

Center Pivot Rice and Peanuts Are Promising By: 10/30/2014 @ 3:20pm

Their old nemesis, the pigweed, may still be around, but otherwise, Jeremy and Kyle Baltz believe they’ve found the…

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Manage Irrigation to Reduce Costs By: 02/02/2015 @ 12:31pm

Those last 1 to 3 inches of water you apply at the end of the irrigation season often not only waste water but also cost you an extra 2 to 5 gallons of diesel fuel per acre. Assuming an average $3.78 per…

Tech Tools that Save Water By: 01/30/2015 @ 4:46pm

Until recently, Richard Wacker thought his 16-row strip-till machine was one of the best tools for reducing irrigation on his 4,000-acre, center-pivot irrigated farm near Yuma, Colorado. After all, he…

Precise Irrigation Prescription By: 01/02/2015 @ 3:01pm

Imagine for a moment that your crop could alert you when it was thirsty. When it did, you knew it was a real-time request based on input gathered from a particular field’s surroundings. Seem too good to be…

Where Only Drip Irrigation Will Do By: 11/18/2014 @ 12:53pm

You probably don’t expect to find much drip irrigation on a field with 6° to 8° slopes. Yet, Lon Bohn and his brother-in-law, Don Blaschko, who run B&B Partners near Gibbon, Nebraska, operate such a…

When to Stop Irrigation By: 10/30/2014 @ 3:06pm

The last several growing seasons threw out the window all the old rules of thumb about when to stop irrigating in parts of the country. A wet, cool spring delayed or spread out planting crops with some corn…

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