Furrow irrigated cotton in Mississippi

MSU's Lyle Pringle and Jason Krutz are taking an active role in changing farmers' philosophies toward irrigation through on-farm research comparing a farmer’s traditional irrigation practices to those using three technologies – soil moisture sensors, PHAUCET and surge values.

Are you an efficient furrow irrigator?

Are you doing everything you can do to be an efficient irrigator? Chances are, there is room for improvement.

Are you an efficient furrow irrigator? You may think so, but researchers at Mississippi State University say there’s probably room for improvement – even among the best producers.

According to research by Jason Krutz, irrigation specialist with Mississippi State University and Lyle Pringle, irrigation engineer, Mississippi State University, there are three “low hanging fruit,” that can help almost every farmer cut water use by as much as half, without sacrificing yield.

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