​​Irrigation Management: An Agronomist’s Perspective

March 2013 | 18 min., 40 sec.
by Darrin M. Dodds
Mississippi State University

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Summary

Given the current situation with groundwater for irrigation in the Mississippi Delta, on-farm experiments were initiated to investigate the use of irrigation sensors for more efficient irrigation. Over the past two growing seasons, we have increased cotton yield while decreasing the number of irrigations. Data generated from these experiments will be used to help growers increase groundwater use efficiency.​

About the Presenter

Darrin M. DoddsDarrin M. Dodds received a BS in Agriculture with an emphasis on Agricultural Science from Western Illinois University in 1999. His graduate work included a MS degree in Botany and Plant Pathology with an emphasis on Weed Science from Purdue University in 2002 and a PhD in Agronomy with an emphasis on Weed Science from Mississippi State University in 2007. Dr. Dodds joined the faculty of Mississippi State University as an Assistant Extension Professor in 2007. He currently serves as an Associate Extension Professor - Extension Cotton Specialist for Mississippi. He conducts numerous research and demonstration trials each year on variety performance, weed control, fertility, plant growth regulators, and harvest aid application among others.​

Contact Information:
Email: dmd76@pss.msstate.edu

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