Corn Growing and Soil Moisture Sensors

It is a gorgeous Sunday morning here in Arkansas! We have had a very hot and humid week and a storm blew through last night with cooler temperatures and a… Read more

Are you experiencing water stress?

This crop season started fairly hot and dry, with some farmers initiating irrigation as early as late April. I had anticipated the need to irrigate earlier than the past few… Read more

Benefits & Limitations of Available Tech for Irrigation Scheduling in Agronomic Crops

Irrigation of field crops traditionally was centralized in arid regions of the United States. Over time, the benefits of irrigation over dryland production systems in humid regions were realized and… Read more

Irrigation Season Is Approaching

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 thus far in Mississippi, irrigation… Read more

When Is the Right Time to Start Irrigating Your Corn?

As a lot of our March-planted corn progresses through late vegetative stages nearing tassel, most of the Mississippi corn crop has not generally received any supplemental irrigation. This is a… Read more

Time to Throw Those Watermarks Away

Throw them away! As we begin to prepare for the up coming irrigation season here are some things to consider. Watermark soil moisture sensors are probably the most widely used… Read more

Utilizing Soil Moisture Sensors

Utilizing moisture sensors to trigger an irrigation event is one method to increase irrigation efficiency.  Using the “calendar” or the “neighbor” method of determining when to trigger an irrigation event… Read more

Irrigation Sensors: A Management Tool

There are many reasons why growers initiate early season irrigation.  Activation and incorporation of dry fertilizers and herbicides have been one motivating factor this year.  This year, it appears, growers… Read more