In this Issue:
  • Friday Feature: Mobile Drip Irrigation from Center Pivots
  • The Mobile Irrigation Lab Team: Helping Panhandle Farmers Lower Costs and Conserve Water
  • Moisture Monitoring, Cover Crops, and Best Management Practices for Crop Farmers
  • SesameFARM – A New Irrigation Scheduling Model for Sesame Production
  • PeanutFARM Irrigation and Harvest Tool is Now Mobile Friendly
  • Beware of the Upcoming Heat – Drought Stress in Vegetables
  • Reducing Water Demand for Agriculture
  • Cotton Irrigation Scheduling App Saves Water & Money
  • Irrigation

    Friday Feature: Mobile Drip Irrigation from Center Pivots

    Water is a precious resource, no mater where you live or farm, but is especially true in Kansas where their aquifer is diminishing.  There is a relatively new technology being called mobile drip irrigation that has been developed in Kansas to make center pivot irrigation even more efficient, because water is released right on the …

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    The Mobile Irrigation Lab Team: Helping Panhandle Farmers Lower Costs and Conserve Water

    The Northwest Florida Mobile Irrigation Lab

    Northwest Florida’s Mobile Irrigation Lab (MIL), run by Mark Miles, Rex Patterson, and Robert Patterson, is working hard to help farmers increase crop yields and lower costs through improved irrigation efficiency. By increasing efficiency, farmers can reduce operating costs and increase yields. The MIL has been providing free irrigation …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/11/the-mobile-irrigation-lab-team-helping-panhandle-farmers-lower-costs-and-conserve-water/

    Moisture Monitoring, Cover Crops, and Best Management Practices for Crop Farmers

    On August 10th, UF/IFAS Santa Rosa and Escambia County Extension hosted a field day covering moisture monitoring, cover crops, and best management practices at Mickey Diamond’s Farm.  Through a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Best Management Practice (BMP) mini-grant, UF/IFAS Extension, FDACS, and NRCS have been able to examine how cover crops …

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    SesameFARM – A New Irrigation Scheduling Model for Sesame Production

    Romain Gloaguen and Diane Rowland, UF/IFAS Agronomy Department

    Sesame research has been carried out at the University of Florida (UF/IFAS) for more than 5 years now.  Scientist there know more about the crop and its behavior in the Southeastern US than ever before. Research results from multiple aspects of sesame …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/09/23/sesamefarm-a-new-irrigation-scheduling-model-for-sesame-production/

    PeanutFARM Irrigation and Harvest Tool is Now Mobile Friendly

    Brendan Zurweller and Diane Rowland, UFIFAS Agronomy Department

    Even in the southeast, where annual rainfall totals would lead you to believe that water stress rarely occurs, depletion of soil water can develop quickly during the peanut growing season.  There are certainly times when supplemental irrigation can reduce crop water stress …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/05/20/peanutfarm-irrigation-and-harvest-tool-is-now-mobile-friendly/

    Beware of the Upcoming Heat – Drought Stress in Vegetables

    It happens every year, usually the second week of May, but this year it looks like it may be next week. We are strolling right along, crops are moving beautifully, weather is nearly perfect, and then it happens. Summer shows up. And it often seems to do so very rapidly, over just a few days. …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/04/22/beware-of-the-upcoming-heat-drought-stress-in-vegetables/

    Reducing Water Demand for Agriculture

    Dan Dourte, Ron Bartel, Sheeja George, David Wright, Jim Marois, UF/IFAS NFREC

    Cotton and peanuts are grown on nearly 2 million irrigated acres in the Southeastern U.S. The consumptive water use for irrigation has significantly impacted groundwater resources, spring flows and stream flows in many parts of this region, particularly during severe droughts. In the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/06/12/reducing-water-demand-for-agriculture/

    Cotton Irrigation Scheduling App Saves Water & Money

    Brendan Zurweller and Diane Rowland, UF/IFAS Agronomy Department

    There are many challenges facing cotton growers in the southeast, but this year it will be even more critical to improve efficiency. This is particularly true for Florida cotton growers where water conservation has become a major statewide initiative. New research addressing irrigation scheduling is …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/03/13/cotton-irrigation-scheduling-app-saves-water-money/