As waters drain and soils dry out, part of the recovery process will include checking irrigation systems for damage and performing maintenance/repair before those systems can be used. Here's what to check in your power unit, irrigation well, and center pivot.
This study, conducted in southwest Nebraska, investigated the feasibility of field pea and chickpea production under irrigation and evaluated their potential for water conservation in irrigated cropping systems.
Market Journal visited Nebraska Extension's Weed Science School this fall to talk with speakers about leading weed management issues. Other topics this week include the Nebraska Farm Bureau, winterizing your irrigation system, and the forecast for next week.
The fall 2018 issue of IANR's Growing magazine focuses on water stewardship, Nebraska's long history of irrigation development, and a new study of potential links between irrigation, cloud formation, and rainfall.
The extra agricultural production from irrigation across the High Plains Aquifer (HPA) was worth about $3.5 billion in 2007, $2 billion of which was produced in Nebraska. This research analyzed annual crop production and weather information for 1960 to 2007 for each of the 205 counties overlying the HPA.
Irrigation season is over and winter draws near, making it the perfect time to evaluate and prepare your center pivot for winter. This checklist notes steps to take now to save you time and money next summer, steps that may even help preserve the life of your system.
A state-of-the-art subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) system has been installed at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center at Scottsbluff and this summer was tested under production of great northern beans.