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  • Irrigation Webinar Series - Session 6, September 15

    Published on September 15, 2021

    Six webinar series regarding irrigation management, efficiency, new and expanding irrigation, as well as a crop update with current management topics.

  • Irrigation Webinar Series - Session 4, August 18

    Published on August 18, 2021

    Six webinar series regarding irrigation management, efficiency, new and expanding irrigation, as well as a crop update with current management topics. Session 3 focused on 1) Irrigation management and efficiency– Dr. Younsuk Dong , MSU BAE Irrigation Specialist; 2)Irrigating fresh market vegetables for top quality – Ron Goldy, MSU Vegetable Educator Emeritus; and 3) Irrigating Tree Fruit, Nikki Rothwell, MSU Tree Fruit Educator, Northwest Horticulture Experiment Station; 4) Irrigation for Ornamental Horticulture - Tom Fernandez, MSU Professor

  • Irrigation Webinar Series - Session3, August 4

    Published on August 6, 2021

    Six webinar series regarding irrigation management, efficiency, new and expanding irrigation, as well as a crop update with current management topics. Session 3 focused on 1) Monitoring leaf wetness duration to predict disease infection period– Dr. Younsuk Dong , MSU BAE Irrigation Specialist; 2) Irrigation water supply: how much water do I need? – Lyndon Kelley, MSU/Purdue Extension Irrigation Educator; and 3) Irrigation of blueberries and other small fruit - Mark Longstroth, MSU Fruit Educator Emeritus.

  • Irrigation Webinar Series - Session 2, July 21

    Published on July 23, 2021

    Six webinar series regarding irrigation management, efficiency, new and expanding irrigation, as well as a crop update with current management topics. Session 2 focused on: 1) Irrigating scheduling with the aid of soil moisture monitoring – Dr. Younsuk Dong , MSU BAE-Irrigation Specialist; 2) Where what and why do we irrigate in Michigan and Indiana – Lyndon Kelley, MSU/Purdue Extension Irrigation Educator; 3) Irrigating corn to minimize infection period for Tar Spot - Marty Chilvers, MSU Pathologist; and Cover Crops in Irrigated Fields – Dean Baas, MSU Cover Crops Specialist.

  • Irrigation Webinar Series - Session 1, July 7

    Published on July 9, 2021

    View the recording from the July 7 Irrigation Webinar Series. Hear more about irrigation scheduling, planning irrigation systems, the opportunity to produce annual forage crop under irrigation and irrigated crop nitrogen management in a year with too much and too little water.

  • Better Irrigation Management Through Monitoring & Scheduling

    Published on June 3, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on June 3, 2021, focuses on better irrigation management through monitoring and scheduling, presented by Younsuk Dong, MSU irrigation specialist.

  • Irrigation Management to Improve Yield and Water Use Efficiency While Minimizing Foliar Disease

    Published on February 19, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Irrigation Session: As irrigators your choice of when to start irrigating, how much to apply and when to start the next application result in how much irrigation water it takes to achieve the yield and the number of times the crop was wetted. We will explore some of the tools and techniques available to help you as an irrigator maximize yield, while minimizing water use and disease potential.

  • Is Your Irrigation System Ready to Apply Chemicals, Chemigation and Fertilization

    Published on February 18, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Irrigation Session: With new diseases such as Tar Spot and increasing levels of gray leaf spot in corn as summer temperatures have been on the rise, there has been increasing interest in being able to apply fungicides and other crop chemicals through irrigation water. This session will walk through what irrigation system components and performance are required to achieve adequate coverage to apply agri-chemicals for crop protection.

  • Midwest Water Stewards, Groundwater Monitoring Funded by Agriculture

    Published on February 18, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow with 2021 - Irrigation Session: Learn about the Midwest Water Stewards and their studies of potential irrigation impact to streams and wells in Indiana and Michigan, with 130 monitoring wells, 300 stream tests, and 55 million data points.

  • Home Irrigation

    Published on February 18, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Horticulture & Natural Resources: Home irrigation efforts should no longer consist of oscillating and circular overhead sprinklers at the end of a garden hose. Modern, drip irrigation techniques are a much more convenient and efficient use of time and water resources. This session will introduce you to the basics of design, equipment, installation, and use of landscape and garden drip irrigation.

  • Low Cost Sensors to Improve Irrigation Management

    Published on February 18, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Irrigation Session: There have been remarkable improvements in low cost, low voltage micro-processor systems available to the hobbyist “maker community”. These small computers have the ability to read and store data from a wide variety of sensors, and can be used to automate processes, creating opportunities for farmers to integrate this technology for data collection and management. Dr. Younsuk Dong, Michigan State University Department of Biosystems Engineering, will discuss his work in utilizing one of these systems to improve irrigation management, monitor leaf wetness, reduce the risk of crop diseases.

  • Combat Nutrient Loss with Controlled Drainage

    Published on February 18, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Irrigation Session: Join this presentation to learn more about controlled drainage and how it reduces nutrient loss. See examples of control structures that can be used for controlled drainage. Learn about potential crop yield benefit. See examples of economic payback period for controlled drainage.

  • Irrigation and Plant Diseases

    Published on August 6, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for Aug. 6, 2020, focuses irrigation and plant diseases, presented by Lyndon Kelley, MSU Extension irrigation educator, and Martin Chilvers, plant pathology specialist. Following their presentation, MSU specialists give updates and answer questions on insect pests and diseases and current conditions.

  • Irrigation Scheduling After a Wet Spring

    Published on June 27, 2019

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for June 27, 2019, focused on irrigation scheduling after a wet spring presented by Steve Miller, MSU Irrigation Specialist.

  • Irrigation Management

    Published on July 18, 2018

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for July 26, 2018, focused irrigation management, presented by Lyndon Kelley, MSU Extension Irrigation Educator.