Podcast Update: Irrigation Management in Eastern Nebraska - CropWatch, June 28, 2011

Podcast Update: Irrigation Management in Eastern Nebraska - CropWatch, June 28, 2011

 

Gary Zoubek in waist-high corn

Waist high or higher by the Fourth of July.  Gary Zoubek, extension educator in York County, stands in a field of V9-V10 stage corn near York Nebraska this week. 

Gary Zoubek reading ET gage

Gary Zoubek, extension educator in York County, is reading an ETgage in the field.  This week ETgages at both Mead and York dropped 1 inch for the week. This compares with 1.45 inches last week and 2 inches the week before.  With lower temperatures, increased humidity, and rainfall over the weekend, potential crop water use dropped.

June 28, 2011

In the past week, ET gages at York and Mead, Nebraska, indicated that potential crop water use had decreased due to the lower temperatures and increased humidity and rainfall over the weekend. A check of field soil water sensors indicates that soil water is near or above field capacity down to three feet in most fields being monitored.

Listen to this week’s irrigation management podcast with Gary Zoubek, extension educator in York County, as he shares information on crop evapotranspiration (ET), soil water status, and other irrigation management tips for corn and soybean fields in eastern Nebraska. It includes data from ETgages installed in the York area and at the UNL’s Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead.


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Catch up with Previous Podcasts

This is the fourth in a series of irrigation management podcasts for eastern Nebraska from Gary Zoubek.  Also see: