- Author: Jeffrey P Mitchell
A brief update here on recent progress and implementation activities related to our 2012 overhead / drip cotton and tomato fields.
The processing tomato variety ‘N6397’ was transplanted on April 30.
Virtually daily crop growth and development. Sampling is now being done.
Terry Ioerger installed Watermark Irrometer sensors last week and they’re up and running now.
Our 2012 goal is to make sure we optimize water applications in the tomatoes.
I’ve received an idea for UAN32 liquid fertilizer with AGROTAIN PLUS from John Diener and have asked the West Side Research and Extension Center to implement this on Wednesday, May 23. The fertilizer will be shanked in using our coulter-led liquid fertilizer tool bar.
The Acala cotton variety, Phytogen 725 RF was planted at 62,000 seeds/acre on May 3. Twelve gallons / acre of 10-34-0 + Avail were applied about 4 inches off the seed line. The entire field was overhead irrigated up the following day and a half.