Sugar Beet Irrigation Management

Posted by irrigation.education Community on Jan 16, 2018 9:10:00 AM

In 2014, there were 270 million metric tons of sugar beets produced worldwide according to FAOSTAT. From sugar beet pulp used for livestock feed to table sugar used for human consumption, sugar beets are an extremely important crop.  

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Topics: Specialty Crops, Ag Education

Potato Irrigation Management

Posted by irrigation.education Community on Dec 14, 2017 8:43:14 AM

Over 65% of potato production is for human consumption according to the International Potato Center. Potatoes are also the world’s fourth-largest food crop, following maize, wheat, and rice.

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Topics: Specialty Crops, Ag Education

Connecting Your Farm

Posted by irrigation.education Community on Nov 29, 2017 3:29:38 PM

Telemetry systems are found in many places – cars, smart meters, power sources, robots, and more. In agriculture, telemetry is becoming a popular tool for monitoring farm equipment. Did you know you can access and control your center pivot using your smart phone or computer?

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Topics: Telemetry, Ag Education

Soybean Irrigation Management

Posted by irrigation.education Community on Nov 15, 2017 2:28:28 PM

Soybeans are the leading oilseed crop produced globally. Like other legumes, soybeans are valued for their high protein content, with about 35 to 40 percent of their calories from protein. Because of this high protein content, soybeans are extremely important in the animal feed industry.

If you grow soybeans, you know how important it is to know what the water requirements of the plant are. At each growth stage of a soybean plant, different water requirements will be needed for optimal growth and yields.

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Topics: Ag Education

Corn Irrigation Management

Posted by irrigation.education Community on Sep 27, 2017 8:10:00 AM

Corn is one of the most important crops grown around the world. Although you may not realize it, corn is used in the things you use every day. From the corn meal used in items such as bagels and breads, to the sorbitol used in some toothpastes, corn is a very common ingredient. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, there were 1.04 billion metric tons of corn produced worldwide in 2014.

If you grow corn, you know how important it is to know what the water requirements of the plant are. At each growth stage of a corn plant, different water requirements will be needed for optimal growth and yields.

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Topics: Ag Education

Center Pivot Innovation and Agriculture Education

Posted by Ashley Willits and Victoria Harris on May 31, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If the agriculture industry could be described in one word, the most fitting word would be innovation. The ag industry is constantly discovering new ways to produce a safe and abundant food supply for an increasing population.

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