ARTICLES BY THARRAN GAINES
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…

The masters of retrofit By: 05/08/2013 @ 1:59pm

There aren’t many John Deere 9500 Series combines equipped like the Taylors’ of Russiaville, Indiana. Brothers Bill and Dick farm about 800 acres with their father, Lewis, and they’ve added a lot of…

ET maps reveal drought stress By: 11/02/2012 @ 2:47pm

The U.S. Drought Monitor provides abundant information on dry conditions on a national basis or by state. But its use for scheduling irrigation is limited.Martha Anderson and Bill Kustas are working to change…

Variable-rate water By: 11/02/2012 @ 2:43pm

Given today’s technology that permits variable-rate seeding plus fertilizer and herbicide application, it would seem that there is only one variable left – water. That’s kind of the way Roric Paulman…

Pivot-irrigated rice promising By: 11/02/2012 @ 2:39pm

Mention rice production and most people envision a crop standing in a paddy. That’s not what you see on one of Donny DeLine’s fields near Sikeston, Missouri. Hidden among several fields of corn is a…

200 bushels on 12 inches By: 11/02/2012 @ 2:19pm

A year in which the area is experiencing record drought certainly isn’t the time to cut back on irrigation. But that hasn’t stopped Harold Grall from trying to reach his ultimate goal of 200 bushels of…

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