Irrigation Management

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Impact of Irrigation Technologies on Water Use: Clarifying Water Withdrawals and Consumptive Use

January 18, 2023
A new Nebraska Extension NebGuide clarifies the concept of consumptive use of water with regard to irrigated crop production and provides guidelines for determining the efficiency of new irrigation technology.

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Yucca plants
If yucca covers too much rangeland to effectively control with herbicides, winter grazing can reduce its impact without compromising your grasses.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Yucca Control and Fall Irrigation

October 24, 2022
Extension educators explain why winter grazing can be an effective tool to reduce yucca stands in rangeland and how to plan late fall irrigation in winter annual crops.

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Corn irrigation

TAPS Irrigation Season Comes to End Amid Drought

October 6, 2022
Irrigation decisions in the Testing Ag Performance Solutions farm management competitions ranged widely this year, even amid a drought throughout the region.

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PIvot irrigation in soybean

ABC Program Irrigation Updates and Trainings Scheduled

September 12, 2022
Recent ABC program updates will enable producers to more accurately estimate energy and labor costs associated with irrigation application.

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Water droplets

Estimated Crop Water Use: Sept. 12

September 9, 2022
Estimated crop water use for Nebraska Panhandle crops for the week of Sept. 12.

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Alfalfa harvest

Pasture and Forage Minute: Alfalfa Irrigation and Last Cutting, Winter Annual Brome Control

September 8, 2022
Tips on scheduling final irrigation and last cutting for alfalfa this fall, and controlling cheatgrass and wild oats in pastures.

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Estimated Crop Water Use: Sept. 5

September 2, 2022
Estimated crop water use for Nebraska Panhandle crops for the week of Sept. 5.

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Water droplets

Estimated Crop Water Use: Aug. 29

August 26, 2022
Estimated crop water use for Nebraska Panhandle crops for the week of Aug. 29.

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