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Daviess County
West Kentucky Irrigation Project


As a reaction to last year's drought, the Irrigation Project was conducted in fields in Daviess and Henderson Counties to demonstrate how producers can more efficiently use center pivot irrigation systems.

corn being irrigated

Scout and County 
  Extension Agent using a computer to gather field data. Using the Arkansas Scheduler, a computer software program, developed by the University of Arkansas, the project demonstrated the concept of matching irrigation needs to crop type, evaporation-transporation rates, soil type and crop development. Field data, including rainfall, irrigation amounts and crop development stages, was taken by a field scout. The data were provided to participating farmers and entered into the scheduler computer program. One or more times a week, the farmer received a read-out of the scheduler that projected the amount and date irrigation was needed.


For additional information on this project contact:

Wayne Mattingly
Daviess County Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources
4800A New Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
wmatting@uky.edu




Photos courtesy of Laura Skillman, University of Kentucky Agricultural Communications, copyright 2000

Kentucky IPM

Original document: 25 November 1996
Last updated: 10 January 2000


Scoutcat logo courtesy of C. Ware, copyright 2000

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