Water

Water quality expert appointed Purdue ag college dean

Purdue has promoted one of its agriculture research deans who possesses expertise in water quality and pesticide spray drift to head its ag department. Bernie Engel has been named the Glenn W. Sample Dean of... more »

Georgia ag frost protection withdrawal permits to be discussed at meeting

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is considering frost protection groundwater withdrawal permits from the Floridan Aquifer in portions of the lower Flint River Basin (FRB) in southwest Georgia. The considerations include sub-area 4 where... more »

Seed, chemical firms partner to expand seed tech

An ag chemical company and a seed treatment company are partnering to  expand market access for seed-applied technologies. Precision Laboratories provides specialized chemistries for the agricultural industry while Direct Enterprises (DEI), distributes value-added products for... more »

Robotics to help Oishii bring vertical farming advances

Oishii, a vertical farming operator, is partnering with a Japanese robotics firm to bring vertical farming changes. Together with Yaskawa Electric Corp., a leading industrial robotics company based in Japan, Oishii plans to develop new... more »

Supreme Court decision narrows definition of WOTUS

The U.S. Supreme Court has narrowed the definition of waters of the United States (WOTUS) and areas regulated under the Clean Water Act. In a unanimous decision on May 25, the court limited the areas... more »

Partnership to help growers with irrigation, water management

Two global irrigation and ag tech companies are partnering to provide growers better access to water management solutions. The partnership of Lindsay Corp. and Pessl Instruments is designed to improve water efficiencies and performance, according... more »

California farmers seek rebound after floods, virus hits lettuce crop

Things were challenging enough for lettuce growers in Monterey County’s Salinas Valley before Mother Nature dealt a one-two punch in this year’s storms. Farmers in 2022 suffered an estimated $150 million in crop losses as... more »

Pollinator Partnership adds third-party verified option to Bee Friendly Farming certification

As the world celebrated World Bee Day on May 20, Pollinator Partnership released a new third-party verification option for its Bee Friendly Farming Certification. The certification program is designed to encourage farmers and growers to... more »

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