Understanding in-field soil moisture variability and its effect on irrigation
Sustainable Production
SustainabilityWater resistanceWater supply
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This is the first year of this project.
Lead Principal Investigator:
Mary Tagert, Mississippi State University
Co-Principal Investigators:
Joel Paz, Mississippi State University
Bill Burdine, Mississippi State University Extension
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Brief Project Summary:

This project helps determine if the in-field variability of soil moisture is enough to warrant a higher density of moisture sensors and a different irrigation schedule for different areas of a field. The effort aims to measure in-field spatial and temporal variability of soil moisture in the active rooting zone of soybeans using Watermark GMS sensors, evaluate the correlation of root zone soil moisture to soil texture and crop variables and determine if the variability of in-field soil moisture is great enough to indicate a different irrigation schedule for different areas of the field.

Key Benefactors:
farmers, agronomists, extension agents

Information And Results
Final Project Results

The United Soybean Research Retention policy will display final reports with the project once completed but working files will be purged after three years. And financial information after seven years. All pertinent information is in the final report or if you want more information, please contact the project lead at your state soybean organization or principal investigator listed on the project.