This week’s Cotton Newsline is 3 cuts. All cuts are Brian Leib (pronounced Lee-b), Associate Professor, UT Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science.
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With the lack of rainfall this year, cotton producers are being forced to turn to heavier irrigation. Brian Leib, a UT professor experimenting with the effects of pivot irrigation, says most growers in the Mid-south do not know how much water is necessary for a good yield.
Suggested introduction cut 2:
Leib says he is experimenting with irrigation rates to determine adequate water requirements for different areas and different growth stages.
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Leib also explains that the use of pivot irrigation is increasing in the Mid-south and could be a more effective way to increase operation productivity.