Irrigating Corn

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Much of our corn is approaching the V6 to V7 growth stage. We really need rain at this time. This is an important time in development as corn is setting yields. Our water management is critical at this time. Here is a look at corn growth and development.

CornGrowthTimeling-UGA

Thanks to Mitchell County Ag Agent Andy Shirley for sharing the checkbook method from the 2016 UGA Corn Production Guide on his blog with Mitchell County Ag News. Many growers may be using moisture monitors or other technology to determine when and how much to irrigate.  If not, we need to consider using the checkbook method for scheduling irrigation. Below are tables:

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WaterHoldingCapacities-Table-11

Here is an example of how to use the checkbook method:

ExampleofCheckBookMethod

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