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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Development of Sustainable Production Systems and Water Management Technology for the Mid South

Location: Crop Production Systems Research Unit

Title: The Mississippi irrigation scheduling tool (MIST): Development and delivery

Authors
item Sassenrath, Gretchen
item Schmidt, A -

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: March 1, 2012
Publication Date: March 1, 2012
Citation: Sassenrath, G.F., Schmidt, A.M. 2012. The Mississippi irrigation scheduling tool (MIST): Development and delivery. Mid-South Farm and Gin Show, March 1-3, 2012, Memphis, TN. pp. 1.

Technical Abstract: Crop producers in the mid-south are relying increasingly on irrigation to supplement the unpredictable and, in some years, insufficient rainfall. Use of irrigation can enhance yields and improve crop quality. However, little information is available on accurate timing and amount of irrigation application for optimal crop performance and water management. An irrigation scheduler, the Mississippi Irrigation Scheduling Tool (MIST), has been developed for producers to determine amount and timing of irrigation needed. The MIST is an online irrigation scheduler that uses weather information to estimate crop water use, and predict irrigation needs based on crop and soil specific information. Information on the scheduler, crop water use, and soil water will be demonstrated at this producer trade show.

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