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What Plants You Need to Water Before Winter

Dan Irrigation, Nursery Crops, This Land of Ours, Water

What plants to water before winter. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Many plants die from dehydration as well as cold winter temperatures. Continue to water trees, shrubs and perennials as needed as the weather cools. Water all of your plants thoroughly before the ground freezes. Another way to give plants a boost and help them survive is with …

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Watering Tools to Help Solve Your Drought Problems

Dan Drought, Irrigation, This Land of Ours, Water

Some watering tools to help solve your dry yard problems. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. If you’re not getting enough rain there are some products that will help your thirsty potted plants, garden plants, and lawn have everything they need to stay healthy and hydrated. It’s much easier to maneuver around the garden when you have a …

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Irrigation Vital for Row Crops During Hot, Dry Conditions

Clint Thompson Alabama, Corn, Cotton, Drought, Florida, Georgia, Irrigation, Peanuts, Soybeans, Water, Weather

Hot and dry conditions over the next few weeks could spell trouble for row crop farmers if they do not apply irrigation in a timely manner. According to Pam Knox, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agricultural Climatologist, current weather conditions could persist for the next month. She even hinted that a short-term flash drought could be possible considering the lack …

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Many Topics Covered Through NRCS Video Series

Clint Thompson Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Irrigation, Water, Weather

If you have not taken the time to look through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) video series, Conservation at Work, you are invited to do so. The series consists of short, 90-second videos that highlight common conservation practices. By watching them you will learn about the benefits of conservation practices directly from farmers, ranchers and forestland owners who are …

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Little Projected Rainfall Means More Irrigation Needed

Clint Thompson Alabama, Corn, Cotton, Florida, Georgia, Irrigation, Peanuts, Soybeans, Weather

By Clint Thompson Limited rainfall over the next couple of weeks means row crop growers need to be irrigating early and often to get their seed producing. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension irrigation specialist Wes Porter said water requirements for cotton and peanuts is low early in the season. But they do still require water. “If we’re absolutely getting no …

Florida Drought Leads to Water Restrictions in Lee County

Clint Thompson Drought, Florida, Irrigation, Water, Weather

By Clint Thompson Florida’s long drought has led to water restrictions on Lee County in the southwest part of the state. On Friday, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and Lee County announced mandatory irrigation restrictions. According to the press release, the restrictions addressed low aquifer levels. “On the coast, they rely a lot more on wells, well fields. …

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Farmers Need to Examine Irrigation Equipment Now

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By Clint Thompson Planting season is just a week or two away for some row crop farmers in the Southeast. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension irrigation and precision agriculture specialist Wes Porter encourages producers to take stock of their irrigation equipment and ensure all the pieces are in working order before crops are planted. “We want to make sure that …

Farmers Need to Examine Irrigation Equipment Now

Clint Thompson Irrigation

By Clint Thompson Planting season is just a week or two away for some row crop farmers in the Southeast. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension irrigation and precision agriculture specialist Wes Porter encourages producers to take stock of their irrigation equipment and ensure all the pieces are in working order before crops are planted. “We want to make sure that …