Water

Oilfield water can safely be reused for irrigation in California, study finds

A new study by researchers at Duke University and RTI International finds that reusing oilfield water that’s been mixed with surface water to irrigate farms in the Cawelo Water District of California’s Kern County does... more »

Stake in Brazil-based solar energy company acquired by Valmont

Valmont Industries Inc., a provider of engineered products and services for infrastructure development and irrigation equipment and services for agriculture, today announced June 4 the purchase of a majority stake in Solbras – Energia Solar do... more »

Benefits of Aqua-Traxx Azul drip tape touted by Toro

Toro is redefining clog resistance with their latest advancement in precision irrigation, Toro Aqua-Traxx Azul drip tape. This  new product from Toro’s agricultural business gives growers the same performance they have come to expect from... more »

Online tool helps growers assess their water quality, testing readiness

An online tool developed by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is helping produce growers assess their water quality and prepare for increased testing requirements. Uttam Saha, a program coordinator at... more »

Coronavirus on hard surfaces attacked by SaniDate 5.0

BioSafe Systems announced SaniDate 5.0 is effective against human coronavirus on hard, non-porous surfaces. A GLP viricidal efficacy study was conducted using SaniDate 5.0 at a rate of 1.0 fl. oz. per gallon with a... more »

Specialty crop irrigation an alternative to educational meetings

Southwest Michigan and northwest Indiana share over a million acres of irrigated land that are mostly used for field crops and processing vegetable production. Irrigation for 20 acres or less of specialty crops or vegetable... more »

Farmers get chance to enroll in Conservation Reserve Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency will open signup this summer for CLEAR30, a new pilot program that offers farmers and landowners an opportunity to enroll in a 30-year Conservation Reserve Program contract.... more »

AI crop monitoring service expanded by Valley Irrigation, Prospera

Valley Irrigation and Prospera Technologies announced April 29 they are expanding their artificial intelligence-based crop monitoring and detection service, Valley Insights to commercial growers in select areas of Washington, Texas, Nebraska and Idaho, quadrupling the coverage area in... more »


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