Water

Water saving irrigation pivot sensor introduced

An irrigation company and a digital ag supplier are partnering to help growers improve irrigation efficiencies. CropX Technologies, a global agribusiness farm management and digital agriculture provider, is launching a new product in partnership with... more »

Northern San Joaquin Valley grower workshop scheduled

Growers can benefit from an upcoming University of California Cooperative Extension-Stanislaus County (UCCE) workshop that provides information on water and nutrient management of tree fruit, vegetables, berries, nuts and other crops. UCCE Northern San Joaquin... more »

Washington State water project expands grower options

A unique five-year study in Washington’s Columbia River Basin, which has some of the most intensively irrigated land in the U.S., is looking at how to make the most of the available water. “Technology for... more »

Drone workshop to help growers scheduled

The University of Arizona (UA) is scheduling a workshop designed to help growers considering using drones. The Easy Drone Use for Better Farms Workshop is scheduled for Jan. 31. The workshop will be presented in-person... more »

Avoiding errors helps Leger & Son successfully grow watermelons

Before Leger & Son can harvest a single watermelon, there are many considerations: soil health, pests and disease challenges, and water availability. Nearly six decades after the family began farming watermelons, the third-generation company grows... more »

Study: Global aquaponics market to soar

The global aquaponics market size was $493 million in 2022 and is expected to reach $1.1 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR (Compound annual growth rate) of 9.8% during the 2022-2031 forecast period, according... more »

Consider automatic irrigation control systems

Many growers are interested in using an automatic irrigation controller to manage their irrigation system due to their potential benefits. Being able to turn an irrigation system on and off remotely or automatically can reduce... more »

Researchers attack emerging threat to watermelon, cucumber production

Growers of cucurbits — which include melons, pumpkin, squash and cucumbers — face numerous challenges in production, leading to decreased profitability and less produce on grocery shelves. Weeds, insect pests and plant diseases are prominent... more »

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Vegetable Growers News (VGN) May/June 2024 cover image

WSU AI program helps address water scarcity

Platform10 initiative focuses on pest, disease research

Farm market report: Inflation, farm input costs shape farm market prices

Nature’s Reward battles disease, pests through mechanization, biologicals

Fresh Views: Pollinator habitats

Successful succession

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