EQUIPMENT NEWS
Machinery Chatter
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:16 AM CDT

No, this is not the University of Nebraska's spot in college football rankings. Although, that would certainly be okay with me and my fellow Husker fans. I am referring to the state's ranking in number of irrigated acres. According to the 2007 Census of Agriculture, the Cornhusker State ranks first nationally with about 8.5 million acres irrigated.

When irrigating, it is important to estimate evapotranspiration (ET) for specific crops, which is also important for irrigation scheduling and water management. ET is expressed in units of water depth per unit of time, such as inches per day, inches per week or ...

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