Water

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 Fertilizer Manager through center-pivot irrigation systems provides a measurable yield increase of more than 10 Bu./A on irrigated... 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-day event, "Proven Solutions to Drought Stress: Water Management Strategies for Perennial Crops... 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’s New Product Award for Agriculture as well as ASABE’s AE50 Award. The Irrigation Association’s New... 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 understand associated risks and steps they can take to address them. The first... 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, streams, ponds, runoff and municipal water. Penn State Extension surveys of irrigation water... more »

What to look for in the FSMA Produce Rule

On Nov. 2, 2015 FDA announced that the food safety rule governing the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of produce – as well as rules governing foreign suppliers and third party accreditation – was submitted to the... more »

Handheld meters, testers introduced by Dosatron

Dosatron International has introduced HM Digital handheld meters and testers to the Dilution Solutions product line. These handheld meters and testers, in both professional and economy lines, will increase the efficiency of mineral nutrient water... more »

EPA proposes to revoke chlorpyrifos food residue tolerances

EPA is requesting comment on a proposal to revoke all tolerances for the insecticide chlorpyrifos, in response to a court-ordered deadline. At this time, EPA is unable to make a safety finding as required under... more »


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