Traditionally in Kentucky, irrigation is unnecessary in winter wheat due to the high precipitation usually experienced in the state. However, with bouts of droughts becoming increasingly frequent in recent years, irrigation is serving as an additional method to ensure crop success for many producers.Read More
Despite sufficient total annual rainfall in Kentucky, irrigation for efficient crop production and for securing high yields becomes increasingly relevant because draught periods often occur
at times and crop growth stages when the water is needed.
In 2016, the irrigation system was calibrated and wheat was established that fall to examine the effect of wheat canopy temperature on final grain yield in 2017 growing season.Read More