Category Archives: Irrigation News

5 Accomplished Pieces of Irrigation Technology

Irrigation Technology

5 Accomplished Pieces of Irrigation Technology With the main buzz word in the agriculture industry being precision it is only natural that irrigation technology built to better the industry impacts the irrigation industry as well. Since 2016 we have seen an increase in technology that is built to be more efficient. Farm Progress has been […]

Extraordinary Rainfall Affects 2019 Midwest Crops

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Extraordinary rainfall has directly impacted the crops in the Midwest After extensive rainfall the Midwest looks more like a marsh than the fertile fields that grow some of the nation’s most lucrative crops. That’s because this spring has been one of the wettest on record for the region, this rainfall has carried over to the summer […]

Increased Soybean Rates make the case for weed suppression

Soybean-weeds

The benefit of higher soybean seeding rates in terms of suppressing weeds is well documented.  Especially during the 1970’s and 80’s, it was commonly recommended to plant 200K soybean seed per acre in narrow rows to reduce weed control. As new, more effective herbicides were introduced those seeding rates were reduced.   The current seeding rate […]

3 Simple Ways to Make Variable Rate Irrigation Work on Your Farm

Variable Rate Irrigation

Variable Rate Irrigation on Your Farm The crop, soil, and other characteristics of every farm present a strong case that each field should be irrigated to its individual needs. This is where variable rate irrigation systems come into play. It offers growers the opportunity to customize water application based on specific field conditions and other […]

Irrigation Influencers

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Irrigation Influencers We have all seen the social media influencers that sell clothing, and jewelry. But what happens when this same idea is applied to the cotton industry involving water usage.   There has been a few companies and individuals who have set out to do just that and their mission.  Sustainability. It’s been a […]

Possible Reasons Behind Corn Kernel Uniformity

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Possible Reasons Behind Corn Kernel Uniformity The post-pollination farmer talk in parts of the United States revolves around the potential for severe stress that might reduce kernel set or kernel size in their cornfields. Growers’ interest in this topic lies with the fact that the number of kernels per ear is a rather important component […]

Soil Types May Have a Bigger Influence on Irrigation Than You Think

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Soil Types May Have a Bigger Influence on Irrigation Than You Think When it comes to irrigation, many growers share a common question of how much, how long, how fast and how often they need to irrigate. The answers according to Michigan Extension office usually involve a combination of soil characteristics, plant growth stage and […]

Irrigation Looking Back at the Impressive History of These 4 Types

Agricultural Irrigation Through History

Agricultural Irrigation Through History Agricultural Irrigation systems have been edited and added to over many years. In fact, the systems are still be improved with added technology such as updated wheels, sprinkler heads and in some case complete new systems. We have used irrigation to water crops since ancient times. Although original irrigation methods were more […]

Surefire 5 Step Guide to “No Till” Farming

No Till Farming

What is “No Till” Farming? No till farming is one popular method that farmers are using to better their field’s health and reduce erosion. No-till is just what is sounds like.  A true no-till system avoids disturbing the soil with tools like chisel plows, field cultivators, disks, and plows.   A plow could be considered the […]

Breaking down the basics of a Center Pivot 101

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Starting with The Basics Center pivots have been used as the main irrigation system for decades. Center pivots have seen some amazing benefits that lead to increased yields and less water wasted compared to other irrigation practices such as flood irrigation. Irrigation.Education has broken down the basic parts and the general mechanics behind an irrigation system […]