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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DEVELOPMENT AND DELIVERY OF IRRIGATION SCHEDULING TOOLS FOR MISSISSIPPI PRODUCERS

Location: Crop Production Systems Research Unit

Project Number: 6402-12130-003-09
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 01, 2009
End Date: Jul 31, 2013

Objective:
Develop and deliver irrigation scheduling tools and training to Mississippi producers for irrigation scheduling of crop production.

Approach:
An irrigation decision support system will be developed and delivered to producers in Mississippi. The irrigation decision will be based on calculations of crop water use from weather data from weather stations throughout Mississippi and other publically available agricultural databases. Other data on farm and soil will be utilized to develop site specific irrigation scheduling recommendations. The irrigation decision support system will be delivered to producers in Mississippi through an easy to use and readily accessible format. Training materials will be developed and presented to producers through on-site training and other standard Extension mechanisms.

Last Modified: 9/2/2014
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