​​​Maximizing Irrigation Efficiency: A Tool to Increase Profitability

March 2018 | 22 min., 49 sec.
by Wesley M. Porter
University of Georgia

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Summary

​This presentation gives the user research-based best practices for irrigating peanuts, cotton, corn, and soybeans. The author particularly covers irrigation scheduling/timing/frequency and their effects on profitability. 

About the Presenter

Wesley M. PorterWesley M. Porter master’s degree research focused on precision agriculture—specifically, sensor-based nitrogen management for cotton production in coastal plains regions. After completing his master’s degree, he accepted an Extension Associate Engineering position at Oklahoma State University, where he worked specifically on machinery and precision agriculture projects. He concurrently pursued a doctoral degree at Oklahoma State. The topic of his doctoral research was fiber quality and foreign matter in stripper harvested cotton in the Texas High Plains. He worked very closely with the USDA-ARS Cotton Production and Process Research Unit in Lubbock for this research project. Since 2014, Porter has been an Assistant Professor and Extension Irrigation Specialist for the University of Georgia and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Auburn University). He has an 80% Extension and 20% research appointment.​

Contact Information:
Email: WPorter@UGA.edu

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