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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Farm Bureau hails Supreme Court ruling on water regulation

A unanimous Supreme Court ruled landowners can appeal when the Army Corps of Engineers determines that a body of water is subject to federal jurisdi... more »

Irrigation technologies key for California farmers

Despite hopes for a drenching from El Niño, California farmers are facing another drought year in 2016. Even after four years of the worst drought on... more »

California governor issues order to continue water savings

Moving to bolster California’s climate and drought resilience, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an executive order that builds on temporary... more »

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 t... more »

Farmers help recharge groundwater

Farmers use the lion’s share of California’s groundwater, but they also do the most to rebuild depleted reserves of this critically important wate... more »

Flex, Bosch invest in CropX

Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC) and the Flex technology accelerator Lab IX have invested in CropX, a provider of adaptive irrigation. CropX plans ... more »

Programs govern Michigan water use

Farmers know better than anyone how important it is to keep soil, pesticides and nutrients on their fields and out of waterways – it saves m... more »

Ask the right questions before choosing water testing lab

Choosing a water testing lab to determine surface water quality to comply with food safety laws may seem straightforward. It isn’t. With the introdu... more »

Field practices can protect water from herbicides

As farmers begin to prepare their fields for this growing season, they need to make the necessary steps to ensure that herbicides stay out of surface ... more »

Morning Star Packing Co. fined $1.5 million for wastewater violations

The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Water Board) has issued a $1.5 million civil liability against Morning Star Packing ... more »


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