Irrigation

Sensors mounted on pivot

Sensors on the Pivot for Automated Irrigation Scheduling in the Great Plains

June 29, 2022
Results of a research project on optimizing irrigation methods by utilizing thermal and multispectral center pivot sensors to gather crop data.

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Estimated Crop Water Use — June 27

June 28, 2022
Estimated crop water use for Nebraska Panhandle crops for the week of June 27.

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Estimated Crop Water Use: June 20

June 20, 2022
Estimated crop water use for Nebraska Panhandle crops for the week of June 20.

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Soil water sensor
Figure 1. Early installation of sensors helps to minimize root and leaf damage and makes it easy to get around the field with the pickup or ATV to install the equipment.

Study Reviews Farmer Irrigation Scheduling Tendencies in Central Nebraska

June 15, 2022
While a recent study revealed that irrigators tend to overwater on wetter years, extension experts recommend data-driven decisions for optimizing yields, saving water and lowering cost of production.  

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Estimated Crop Water Use: June 13

June 13, 2022
Estimated crop water use for Nebraska Panhandle crops for the week of June 13.

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Estimated Crop Water Use: June 6

June 6, 2022
Estimated crop water use for Nebraska Panhandle crops for the week of June 6.

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Pasture and Forage Minute: Selecting the Right Herbicide, Irrigating Alfalfa and Poison Hemlock

June 6, 2022
Tips on selecting the right herbicide for your operation, overcoming challenges to irrigating alfalfa and poison hemlock management.

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Estimated Crop Water Use: May 29

June 1, 2022
Estimated crop water use for Nebraska Panhandle crops for the week of May 29.

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