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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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 »

Nelson Irrigation receives awards for its pivot sprinklers

Walla Walla, Washington-based Nelson Irrigation's 3030 Series Pivot Sprinklers with the new 3NV Nozzle System received both the Irrigation Association... more »

Projects follow salmonella’s route through irrigation water

A pair of research projects that focus on salmonella and its relationship to irrigation water are designed to help Southeastern producers better under... more »

New Extension publication on interpreting irrigation water tests

A growing number of farms and greenhouses in Pennsylvania rely on irrigation for crop production. Sources of irrigation water include wells, springs, ... more »


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