Water

FDA seeks input on water regulations, delays parts of FSMA rollout

The FDA is proposing changes to how it will implement provisions of the Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in the coming years, including delaying some rules and asking fo... more

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.

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FDA has extended some of the compliance deadlines for parts of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and has issued draft guidance for a key portio...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

Purdue, MSU Extension provide irrigation tools

For over 25 years, Michigan State University and Purdue University have been developing and improving tools to assist in irrigation management. “Che... more »

Irrigation management: Measuring soil moisture

Irrigation of crop fields is a common practice in areas of the country that receive little rainfall or have soils with little water-holding capacity. ... more »


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