Wesley Porter

Area(s) of Expertise: Water Policy


03/15/23 - Georgia 4-H pilots innovative ag tech program 01/23/23 - UGA Extension helps farmers improve efficiency, save 100 million gallons of water 07/22/22 - Smart irrigation scheduling benefits producers 02/25/22 - Registration open for UGA-sponsored precision agriculture workshops 03/22/21 - Mechanical planter settings can impact harvest yield 12/11/19 - UGA precision agriculture specialist advocates use of yield maps 09/03/19 - UGA Extension precision agriculture specialist advocates use of downforce at planting 08/05/19 - Irrigation malfunctions a concern during hot, dry summer 06/26/19 - UGA Extension precision agriculture expert Wes Porter honored 04/23/19 - Rural broadband access key to agriculture continuing to grow as Georgia's No. 1 industry 03/04/19 - UGA Extension irrigation workshops will cover new technology 02/19/19 - UGA Extension irrigation specialist advises equipment maintenance during off-season 10/03/18 - UGA Extension releases updated water-saving peanut irrigation checkbook method 03/29/18 - Adjusting planter equipment can make a significant difference in your crop 02/20/18 - Time to inspect your irrigation systems 02/15/18 - $198,000 Conservation Innovation Grant to fund UGA cover crop research 10/11/17 - Testing the water: UGA Extension team studying agricultural water use in Georgia 08/29/17 - UGA study to focus on the long-term economic sustainability of the Upper Floridan Aquifer 02/14/17 - UGA advises farmers to check irrigation systems for maintenance issues now 02/02/17 - Damaged irrigation pivots leave farmers without key farming tools 12/07/16 - Extended fall drought could have effect on cover crops 08/11/16 - Proper sensor placement helps farmers optimize water use 05/17/16 - UGA researching unique irrigation strategy to optimize water use on peanut farms 03/02/16 - Time to get agricultural irrigation systems checked and fixed 01/20/16 - Precision agriculture techniques can help Georgia farmers do more with less water 11/11/15 - Excessive irrigation can lead to diseases, reduced yields in peanuts 08/26/15 - Sub-surface drip irrigation a possible solution for some Georgia peanut farmers 06/04/15 - Annual 4-H20 Camp educates students on water usage and conservation 04/22/15 - Georgia farmers advised to check irrigation systems, equipment before using this spring 02/25/14 - UGA irrigation specialist helping farmers maximize efficiency and yields