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New app development could aid crop irrigation management

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• By Kay Ledbetter • Texas A&M AgriLife is developing an inexpensive and easy-to-use mobile app and irrigation management system to help agricultural producers increase water-use efficiency and continue producing cotton. The new project is funded by the Texas A&M Water Seed Grant Initiative and is titled “A Novel Sensor- and Crop-Model-Based Decision Support Tool for Efficient Irrigation Management.” The ... Read More »

Industry News — May 2020

alabama cotton irrigation

Milan No-Till Field Day Goes Virtual For 2020 The first Milan No-Till Field Day was held in 1981 in Milan, Tennessee, when the idea of “parking the plow” was a foreign concept to most of the state’s cotton farmers. For many years, it was an annual event. In the early 2000s, it transitioned to every other year. The historic staple ... Read More »

A Forward-Thinking Legacy

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Texas Cotton Farmer Shares His Thoughts About The ‘Everchanging’ Nature Of Technology • By Cassidy Nemec • Todd Westerfeld is not new to the farming industry. He comes from a family farming tradition, including his father and grandfather before him, and uses knowledge gained over generations for his current production model. Westerfeld, after working with his dad on their operation ... Read More »

On-The-Farm – Mobile Device Use

Each year, mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, are becoming more commonplace in agricultural settings. And new, convenient farm apps that can be downloaded onto these devices are being utilized, too. According to the results of the January Web Poll, 68 percent of the respondents indicated that smartphones, apps and tablets play a significant role to somewhat of a ... Read More »