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Irrigation Efficiency

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Phaucet Program

Is your pivot putting out enough water

Water Requirements

Corn requires 20 – 30 inches of water per year

 

 

Potential Yield Reduction from Moisture Stress

Growth Stage

% Yield Reduction

Prior to tasseling

10 – 20

Tasseling to soft dough

20 – 60

Soft dough to maturity

10 – 35

 

Estimated Corn Water Use*

Days after planting

Inches/day

0-30 (early plant growth)

0.05 – 0.10

30-60 (rapid plant growth)

0.10 – 0.20

60-100 (reproductive stage)

0.20 – 0.30

100-120 (grain fill to maturity)

0.25 – 0.10

* Based on planting date of April 1

 

Irrigation Termination

Furrow Irrigation- – terminate irrigation when starch line movement is >50% and there is adequate moisture

Pivot Irrigation – terminate irrigation when starch line movement is >75% and there is adequate moisture

How do I know when I have reached Black Layer?

Futures

  Open Last
Wheat CBOT Mar '17 438'2 436'4
Corn CBOT Mar '17 365'6 366'0
Soybeans CBOT Mar '17 1012'2 1015'2
Rice CBOT Mar '17 9450 9370
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Weather

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Partly Cloudy Clear Rain
Temp 69°/48° 54°/34° 59°/31°
Feels Like 69°/42° 54°/26° 59°/26°
Humidity 57% 40% 51%
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BRUCE OAKLEY COMPANY in NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR
Commodity Delivery Cash Date
Corn Feb 3.60 Feb 23 17
Soybeans Feb 10.00 Feb 23 17
 
BUNGE in SHERRILL, AR
Commodity Delivery Cash Date
Corn Feb 3.69 Feb 23 17
Soybeans Feb 10.08 Feb 23 17
 
JBS LIVE PORK LLC in LONDON, AR
Commodity Delivery Cash Date
Corn Feb 4.06 Feb 23 17
Corn Mar 4.06 Feb 23 17
 
FARMERS SUPPLY in AUBREY, AR
Commodity Delivery Cash Date
Corn Feb 3.75 Feb 23 17
Corn Mar 3.74 Feb 23 17
 
BRUCE OAKLEY COMPANY-PENDLETON in DUMAS, AR
Commodity Delivery Cash Date
Corn Feb 3.60 Feb 23 17
Soybeans Feb 10.00 Feb 23 17
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