Water

Irrigation evolves from cumbersome sprinkler applications

Irrigation of vegetable crops has a history driven by the reality that water is a finite resource. Emphasis on having the proper amount of water continues to increase.

Measures treat municipal water in processing plants

It’s no secret that water is a must for produce processing plants. Whether the source is rural or municipal, the water must be filtered and tested to be safe,... more

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California to receive nearly $22M in conservation partnership funding

The USDA has  announced that 88 high-impact projects across the U.S. will receive nearly a quarter billion dollars in federal funding as part of the ... more »

WPVGA publishes water fact book

Over the next few months growers will be presenting factual, scientific information to local governmental bodies throughout central Wisconsin. The ... more »

EPA review hits Michigan’s delegated authority to enforce CWA

EPA recently released a final agency action on Michigan’s “delegated authority”—those provisions that grant the state’s Department of Envir... more »

Study compares drip, furrow irrigation in organic production

In light of the current drought, many tomato growers are turning to water-efficient drip irrigation to increase yields and water use efficiency while ... more »

Estimates released of irrigated cropland idled due to California drought

On August 15, a team from UC Davis, ERA Economics and the UC Agricultural Issues Center released an economic impact report related to the California d... more »

Extended deadlines, new guidance added for food safety law

FDA has extended some of the compliance deadlines for parts of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and has issued draft guidance for a key portio... more »

South Texas irrigation training manual published

South Texas agricultural irrigators have a new resource available to help them improve irrigation management and water conservation, according to a Te... more »

Irrigation evolves from cumbersome sprinkler applications

Irrigation of vegetable crops has a lengthy history, driven by the reality that water is a finite resource. The emphasis on having the proper amount o... more »

Empire Farm Days’ sprinker demos to highlight irrigation options

Live sprinkler demonstrations at the Empire Farm Days, Aug. 9-11, will highlight irrigation options for all types of fruit, berry, vegetable and cro... more »

Taller, thinner crop beds save resources

Looking out over thousands of acres of tomatoes, Miguel Talavera, director of East Coast growing operations at Pacific Tomato Grower, marvels at the n... more »


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