UK Research Explores Irrigation Questions
With the recent drought in the state of Kentucky, many grain farmers continue to show interest in irrigation. Chad Lee, an agronomist at the University of Kentucky, is conducting a study to see how corn responds to irrigation, high seeding rates, and different nitrogen rates. The ultimate goal of the study is to find the most efficient and cost effective way for Kentucky’s farmers to produce better grain yields seasonally.
“If we have water to put on a field, then we can push corn populations higher and possibly get better yields,” Lee said.