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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…

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…

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…

Wireless Water By: 10/16/2014 @ 3:25pm

Access and control your entire irrigation operation at any time and from anywhere with FieldNET for wireless micro-irrigation management. “We’re excited to make this irrigation-management system available…

Residue Water Saver By: 10/13/2014 @ 11:37am

Keeping crop trash on field surfaces has long been known to cut soil erosion. The same can certainly be said for saving moisture, based on ongoing field research. The impact of that savings is huge for…

Don't Go Short on Seed By: 09/15/2014 @ 3:26pm

While it is true that planting shorter-season corn or cutting down on planting population can save irrigation water next summer, you should be warned that following either practice can cost you in yields next…

Irrigation addition = $500/acre payoff By: 03/07/2014 @ 2:22pm

Six years ago, Joel Armistead was suffering from a second year of drought. The cropland around his farm in Adairville, Kentucky, showed the results of lack of rain. That is, except for one field.That…

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