​​Mid to Late-Season Irrigation Management​

August 2011 | 28 min., 36 sec.
by Howard Neibling
University of Idaho


​This presentation will help growers, consultants, and other practitioners in the potato industry with mid- to late-season irrigation management. Recent weather patterns have resulted in more frequent occurrence of above-normal crop water use years. As a result, it appears that the probability has increased of higher-than-normal water use this year. If this situation develops after planting, options for using a marginal-capacity irrigation system to maintain low water stress conditions for the rest of the year will be significantly reduced. This presentation provides suggestions for in-season equipment modification and additional water management options to obtain the highest yield and quality of potatoes with less-than-adequate water.

About the Presenter

Howard NeiblingHoward Neibling has worked in various aspects of soil and water conservation and management for 32 years. He worked in federal research for USDA-ARS and in teaching and research at the University of Wyoming and the University of Missouri before coming to Idaho. He has worked as the Extension Water Management Engineer (State Extension Irrigation Specialist) for the University of Idaho for the past 19 years. Activities have involved field studies to better describe crop response to limited water, evaluation of irrigation-scheduling technologies, development of practical scheduling methods, use of drip irrigation for Idaho conditions and crops, and improved water management equipment and strategies for agricultural, urban, and small acreage homeowners. Dr. Neibling is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Idaho. He earned his BS and MS in Agricultural Engineering from Kansas State University and his PhD in Ag Engineering from Purdue.​

Contact Information:
Email: hneiblin@uidaho.edu


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