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Photos: Vernon Jackson fires irrigation gun at cotton crop

Vernon Jackson loaded his irrigation gun and unleashed it on Delta cotton as July heat settled on the fields. Jackson, farm manager, Heaton Farms, Clarksdale, Miss., along with Chuck Tuminello and Ramiro Lobo, got water pipes lined up to feed two irrigation guns and began watering on July 9. Each gun showers 120 crop rows and contains 250 feet of hose.


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