Tag Archives: Production

Irrigation Scheduling

In a comparison of five scheduling methods in four varieties, which method worked best? The weather can never be predicted, but has a huge impact on crop production and final yield. So, we must adapt to changing conditions and manage our crop to adapt to these conditions. 2014 was a prime example of variable weather conditions with a very wet ... Read More »

New Products

Trimble Enhances Irrigate-IQ Trimble has launched a new fully scalable version of its Irrigate- IQ precision irrigation solution that also works with a wide range of irrigation equipment. Growers can now affordably purchase a basic system to remotely monitor and control their pivots. As their irrigation needs grow and evolve, they can upgrade to partial or full variable-rate irrigation (VRI) ... Read More »

When To Spot Plant

JASON WOODWARD Texas Agri-Life Extension Plant Pathologist Don’t give up on peanut emergence. Heavy rains fell across much of the Southwestern production region in early May. Some fields were planted before the rains came; however, many growers were waiting for a “planting rain” in hopes to reduce the need to irrigate. The planting rain quickly turned to flash flooding with ... Read More »

Planting Intentions

Although acreage increases of 20 to 25 percent have been talked about all winter, the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics Service says that producers only intend to plant 1.48 million acres in 2015, up 9 percent from the previous year. A modest increase such as this would be most beneficial to producers and the market moving through ... Read More »

Check Water Quality

Irrigation is the key to profitable peanut production in the Southwestern United States. The growing season consists of different phases with water demands varying for each developmental stage. Adequate soil moisture is needed for germination and stand establishment after planting, but water use is at its peak during the reproductive periods of bloom and pod fill. Water consumption starts to ... Read More »

New Products

TeeJet Launches Precision Receiver The RX520 dual frequency GNSS receiver from TeeJet Technologies brings reliable, upgradable accuracy and performance to precision farming applications. The product features an integrated L1/L2 GPS+GLONASS receiver and antenna in a single compact enclosure. Integral magnetic mounting allows for a clean, low-profile installation. All RX520 receivers include ClearPath technology that ensures smooth, consistent position data even ... Read More »

2015 Production Tips

Four management reminders spring from issues encountered in the last crop. A real roller coaster of a year is how Scott Monfort, University of Georgia Extension agronomist, describes 2014. Hoping the coaster-ride is over and 2015 will be smooth sailing, some of the highs and lows from last year will affect production efforts this year. Shortened rotations, variety options, a ... Read More »