Location: Crop Production Systems Research
Project Number: 6402-12130-003-09-S
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 1, 2009
End Date: Jul 31, 2013
Develop and deliver irrigation scheduling tools and training to Mississippi producers for irrigation scheduling of crop production.
An irrigation decision support system will be developed and delivered to producers in Mississippi. The irrigation decision will be based on calculations of crop water use from weather data from weather stations throughout Mississippi and other publically available agricultural databases. Other data on farm and soil will be utilized to develop site specific irrigation scheduling recommendations. The irrigation decision support system will be delivered to producers in Mississippi through an easy to use and readily accessible format. Training materials will be developed and presented to producers through on-site training and other standard Extension mechanisms.