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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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 »

Nelson Irrigation launches new products in Pivot line

Nelson Irrigation announced the launch of four new additions to its line of Pivot Products. Nelson Irrigation introduced the R55I Inverted End of Pi... more »

Water sampling for Food Safety Modernization Act rule compliance

Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Final Rule on Produce Safety. One area that w... more »

Center for Produce Safety selects BioSafe Systems for study

The Center for Produce Safety has chosen BioSafe Systems' SaniDate 5.0 and SaniDate 12.0 as participating chemistries in multiple research studies ... more »

Veto of WOTUS measure sends water issue to courts

As expected, President Obama vetoed S.J. Res. 22 this week, a resolution recently passed by both congressional chambers to show disapproval of the ma... more »

Agriculture assumes huge stake in future water availability

Agriculture will continue to play a major role in the use and management of the world’s water supply in future decades. What are the realistic optio... more »

Research: Yield increases by using NutriSphere-N through irrigation systems

After three years of trials in Yuma, Colorado, the Irrigation Research Foundation (IRF) has concluded application of NutriSphere-N Nitrogen F... more »

USDA to host drought management workshop

Drought management experts from Israel and Australia will join U.S. scientists in California for a workshop in Modesto on Jan. 12 and 13. The two-... more »


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