Water

UF weather alert website for farms now mobile-friendly, among other updates

The Florida Automated Weather Network, a University of Florida-operated service aiding agricultural decision-makers statewide since 1997, just relaunched its website with a new look and additional user-focused features. “Our main goal in revamping the site... more »

Federal government urged by ag groups to address water concerns

A coalition of 150 organizations representing water and agricultural interests in the western U.S. urged Congress and President Trump on April 20 to address aging Western water infrastructure as further measures are considered to help... more »

Precision irrigation company WaterBit names new CEO

WaterBit, the agricultural technology company specializing in automated precision irrigation, announced April 2 that Tony Alvarez has been named the company's new chief executive officer. Alvarez is an accomplished C-level executive in the IoT and... more »

Cooperation in Delta Water operations urged by California Farm Bureau

Given all the uncertainties facing the state and national economies now, the California Farm Bureau Federation urged state and federal water and environmental agencies to cooperate on operation of water projects in the Sacramento-San Joaquin... more »

California carrot growers seriously affected by Groundwater Sustainability Act

The Cuyama Valley in California is the driest agricultural region in the county; the valley floor gets just a little more rain than the Sahara. Yet for the past 75 years, this high desert region... more »

California Extension offers water measurement, reporting courses April 14

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 Extension... more »

Valley 365 connected crop management system unveiled

Valley Irrigation has launched a platform for growers to manage, control and share data analytics between connected devices on the farm. Valley 365, a cloud-based, single sign-on platform for connected crop management, brings together the best... more »

Spring signs arriving three weeks early in parts of Georgia

Bright green grass across the fields, lawns and roadsides of northern and central Georgia is making those parts of the state look more like Ireland than a typical Georgia in February. Copious rain, coupled with... more »


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