Western water infrastructure in ‘desperate need of rehabilitation,’ group says

A national coalition of over 200 agricultural organizations and urban and rural water districts urged President-elect Joe Biden and congressional leadership today to address aging Western water infrastructure in any potential infrastructure or economic recovery... more »

Looking at ways to improve irrigation management in 2021

A new resource is available from the University of Minnesota to provide some guidance about improving irrigation management. Over my two seasons as a vegetable crops educator in Minnesota, I've been surprised by the number... more »

Spectrum Technologies releases FieldScout TDR 250 Economy Soil Moisture Meter

Spectrum Technologies Inc. has extended its product offering with the release of the TDR 250 Economy Soil Moisture Meter. According to a news release, the new model enhances the well-adopted TDR product line, which sets the industry... more »

Safety program for produce growers set by LSU, state

The LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry are developing an information program on water testing and management to help specialty crop growers meet federal and market-driven requirements. Led by Allison Dumas, LDAF... more »

Clean agricultural drainage water project gets NRCS funding

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has awarded $1.12 million to support University of Illinois-led research to clean agricultural drainage water through saturated buffers and denitrifying bioreactors. According... more »

Prevalence of Cyclospora in water and produce studied

Ynés Ortega, Ph.D., with the University of Georgia, is leading a research project that will identify potential sources of the protozoan pathogen, Cyclospora cayetanensis. Through her project, “The prevalence of Cyclospora in water and produce,” she hopes to... more »

Inspect center pivot irrigation systems now to prevent issues later

With winter just around the corner, now is a good time to winterize and perform some preventive maintenance on center pivot irrigation systems. Irrigation system maintenance during the winter months is very important because it... more »

Wendy Rash as the new State Water Quality Specialist in California

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is pleased to announce the appointment of Wendy Rash as the new State Water Quality Specialist on the Ecological Sciences Staff in Davis, California. [caption id=""... more »

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