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Intensive Chemigation By: 01/28/2016 @ 3:12pm

It doesn’t take an agronomist to realize that Jeff Raybould wouldn’t be growing many crops on his 2,000-acre farm west of St. Anthony, Idaho, without irrigation…

Strategies for Irrigating Alfalfa By: 12/28/2015 @ 10:59am

Alfalfa is a water-intensive crop that faces a major challenge when irrigation restrictions are in place. However, understanding when alfalfa needs moisture…

Variable-Rate Fertigation Has Emerged By: 02/03/2016 @ 3:10pm

Imagine being able to apply variable-rate liquid nitrogen through a center pivot irrigation system while, at the same…

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Ponds Provide Storage Reservoirs for Irrigation Systems By: 12/28/2015 @ 10:44am

When Triple Oaks Farms put in a 14-acre pond this past spring, it wasn’t because the owners liked to fish. Instead, the goal was to establish a storage reservoir designed to feed up to three new center pivot…

Save Water by Measuring Temp of Plants By: 11/30/2015 @ 10:25am

For farmers in places like Colorado, where population growth and drought have made water a critical issue, managing irrigation water more effectively has emerged as a top priority.“With water becoming more…

Irrigation Intensive Grazing By: 11/30/2015 @ 9:51am

Like many parts of western Nebraska, the area south of Madrid is peppered with green circles that have been carved out of grassland pastures with the help of center pivot irrigation. However, Joe Vak, who…

Subsurface Irrigation Is Put to the Test By: 10/01/2015 @ 4:34pm

If you had told Tim Schmeeckle three years ago that he could irrigate 20 acres of corn with a 3.5-hp. submersible pump, he would have thought you were clueless about farming.Yet, for the past two years, the…

Innovative Center Pivot Accessories By: 10/01/2015 @ 3:43pm

Faced with water restrictions and sandy soil that quickly soaked up water applied in a furrow, Brian Lennemann of Franklin, Nebraska, recently decided to try another option. He had his local Valley dealer add…

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