Importance of Proper Irrigation Scheduling in Cotton Production

May 2023 | 30 min., 01 sec.
by Wesley M. Porter
University of Georgia

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​In the first of two presentations on irrigation and precision ag technology at the 2023 Georgia Cotton Commission Annual Meeting, Wesley M. Porter, University of Georgia Extension Irrigation Specialist, discusses nine options for irrigation scheduling and their associated effects on yield. (See the second presentation by Simerjeet Virk, University of Georgia Extension Precision Agriculture Specialist.)

About the Presenter

Wesley M. PorterWesley M. Porter is an associate professor at the University of Georgia (UGA). He earned his BS and MS from Clemson University in agricultural mechanization and agricultural engineering, respectively, and earned his PhD from Oklahoma State University in agricultural engineering. Dr. Porter is an Extension specialist at UGA and covers the topics of precision agriculture, machinery systems, and irrigation. Some of the topics Dr. Porter’s program focuses on are irrigation scheduling, GPS and GIS systems, remote sensing, UASs, planter control systems, yield monitors, and variable rate applications. ​

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