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Lyndon Kelley is currently serving under a joint agreement with Purdue Extension to provide leadership and education to irrigated crop producers of Michigan and Indiana. In the past he served as the Southwest Regional Ground Water Protection Educator. A major responsibility of the Ground Water Protection position has been the development of environmental protection assessment tools and the training of employees for the Michigan Groundwater Stewardship Program (MGSP). His irrigation related activities within MGSP included leading the development of the irrigation and water use sections of the Farm*A*Syst , Crop*A*Syst and Greenhouse*A*Syst assessment tools, which are the foundation of the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program. For the twelve years prior to serving as the Ground Water Protection Educator he was the Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator for Joseph County. As the most heavily irrigated county east of the Mississippi, it developed his interest and abilities in irrigation related extension work. Experience gained here has developed his skills and abilities in dealing with technical, social/political and economic issues of irrigation related agriculture. During this time he also developed a working understanding of management and production seed corn and several other irrigated specialty / vegetable crops. Lyndon earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Michigan State University.
December 23, 2016 | Six area meeting hosted by Agri-business provides irrigation update for Michigan irrigators.
August 31, 2016 | Late August and early September rain often make late season irrigation decision easy.
August 2, 2016 | Soybeans irrigation at reproductive stage R-3 has the greatest potential yield advantage.
July 18, 2016 | Corn’s water needs peak in July as irrigators fill in where rainfall falls short.
July 15, 2016 | As soybean plants start to flower, irrigators need to be aware of white mold disease.
July 7, 2016 | Water use will be lower than expected for early July due to less mature crops.
July 6, 2016 | Questions such as “When to start irrigating?” or “How much water to add?" can be answered by checkbook irrigation scheduling.
June 2, 2016 | Delayed planting, delayed cover crop termination and late spring tillage increases the need for early season irrigation.
September 15, 2015 | Early autumn is an excellent time to control brush and trees that may interfere with center pivot irrigation.
August 14, 2015 | Maximizing profit and returns on resource invested can be dependent on the last irrigation application.