Water

‘Waters of the United States’ rule repealed by EPA, US Army

At an event in Washington, D.C., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Department of the Army Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James announced Sept. 12 that the agencies... more »

Crop management platform launched by Valley Irrigation

Anew single-source platform for connected crop management will be released by Valley Irrigation plans  in early 2020. Valley 365 uses a single sign-on, and easy-to-use interface... more »

FieldNET Pivot Watch available at US dealers

FieldNET Pivot Watch is now available through Zimmatic dealers in the U.S. and Canada, according to a press release. Albert Maurin, sales and tactical marketing manager at Lindsay, said the device attaches with a simple aluminum... more »

Growers try new drip irrigation products, techniques

Drip irrigation has been used to conserve water for decades, but technology is empowering growers to take increasingly complex approaches to irrigation. The upsides to drip irrigation are obvious to most growers – it not... more »

Irrigation, pipeline project moving ahead in Moses Lake, Washington

Following many letters of support earlier this year by various organizations, cities, port districts, chambers of... more »

Modern irrigation practices shaped by new tools

Growers still bear responsibility for irrigating specialty crops, but technology offers a few helping hands for the task. Sensors detect moisture in the air or soil. Weather networks record historical temperatures. And free-to-download phone apps... more »

Nearly half of Washington state under drought emergency

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee expanded the drought emergency declaration to cover nearly half of Washington state due to worsened, poor water supply conditions around the state and warmer and drier weather predictions through the summer. Snow... more »

PMA, United Fresh react to LGMA revisions to ag-water standards

The United Fresh Produce Association and Produce Marketing Association have commended the collective efforts of the California-based leafy greens industry to bring the months-long effort of substantially improving their auditable ag water standards to an LGMA... more »


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