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Soil Moisture Status and Irrigation Initiation

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May 17, 2022

Drew and Erick visit with Tom and Jason from the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville about initiation of irrigation in corn.  We recorded this on Friday, May 13 when temperatures were high and conditions were mostly dry.  Many areas received multiple rains over the weekend, but we wanted to release this episode anyway because the information is relevant when we do get to the point of irrigating corn.  Topics include current crop status in Mississippi, corn growth and development related to temperature and moisture, use of soil moisture sensors to help inform irrigation decisions, and factors to consider when deciding on when to trigger irrigation.

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