Published on November 2, 2022
Proper winterization gets irrigation off to a good start for next year and lessens winter equipment damage.
Published on September 15, 2022
Corn and soybean harvest estimates range from below-average to slightly above-average as crops near physiological maturity. Rainfall over the past month has been well below normal for most areas throughout the region.
Published on September 8, 2022
Corn and soybean are entering the final stages of grain fill. Dry conditions have kept disease pressure low, but hopefully the crop will have enough water to get to the finish line.
Published on September 1, 2022
With no rainfall in the forecast and above-normal temperatures for the coming week, grain fill could be weakened in most parts of the region. The good news: these dry conditions will also keep disease severity low, hopefully until yield has been set.
Published on August 16, 2022
Irrigating can save new transplants and improve the growth rate of mature trees.
Published on June 23, 2022
Before we enter July and August when the bulk of irrigation water is applied, use a camera or drone video of pivot water patterns and pipe leaks to greatly help you prioritize needed repairs or sprinkler replacement.
Published on June 2, 2022
Irrigators have the advantage of being able to apply water to aid germination, emergence, and incorporate herbicides and nutrients. If rainfall is short, irrigation can prevent early season drought.
Published on May 27, 2022
From June to September, MSU AgBioResearch and MSU Extension researchers and outreach specialists will be presenting at field days across the state, covering topics from hops and wheat to dairy and regenerative agriculture.
Published on February 11, 2022
Using high-tech monitoring equipment, MSU Extension worked with local farmers in 2021 to explore effectiveness of innovative approaches to improving soil drainage on challenging clay soils.
Published on September 20, 2021
High commodity prices and short stints of drought have many producers thinking about expanding irrigation.