Water

Colorado tech award goes to water accounting, harvest systems

SWIIM, a water accounting system with its on-farm grower dashboard, was the judge's top pick at the Second Annual Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association's (CFVGA) Tech Pitch. The competition, which featured four of the... more »

Deadline nears for Colorado chemigation permit

The Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds those using a closed irrigation system to apply agricultural chemicals, including fertilizer, that they must obtain a chemigation permit. The deadline for renewals is March 31, 2019.  This program... more »

Water measurement, reporting training set in California

California water rights holders are required by state law to measure and report the water they divert from surface streams. For people who wish to take the water measurements themselves, the University of California Cooperative... more »

Keeping herbicides out of groundwater and surface water

As you begin to prepare your fields for this growing season, make the necessary steps to ensure herbicides stay out of surface and groundwater. The following field practices recommended by Michigan State University Extension can effectively reduce... more »

Global partnership secured by Valley Irrigation, Prospera Technologies

Omaha, Nebraska-based Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE: VMI), a leading global provider of engineered products and services for infrastructure and irrigation equipment for agriculture and the parent company of Valley Irrigation, and Prospera Technologies, a leading Israeli... more »

Help for Michigan growers for soil testing, nutrient use at Lake Erie

A new program will provide reimbursements to Michigan farmers near the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB) who improve soil testing and nutrient application. Soil Testing to Reduce Agriculture Nutrient Delivery (STRAND), a partnership between the... more »

Lower San Joaquin River plan faces California Farm Bureau suit

A plan for lower San Joaquin River flows misrepresents and underestimates the harm it would cause to agricultural resources in the Central Valley, according to the California Farm Bureau Federation, which filed suit today to... more »

Climate and drought workshop scheduled in California

The University of California Cooperative Extension in partnership with the National Drought Mitigation Center, the USDA California Climate Hub, and the National Integrated Drought Information System is hosting the CA Rangeland Climate & Drought Workshops,... more »


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