Irrigation and water management

Valley Irrigation displays irrigation equipment improvements

Valley Irrigation, a global supplier of precision irrigation technologies, recently showed off its irrigation equipment at the National Mall. Valley participated in the second Celebration of Modern Agriculture on the National Mall, hosted by the... more »

Water allocations revised for some areas of California

Improved hydrologic conditions have led to increased Central Valley (California) Project 2024 water supply allocations for south-of-Delta contractors and those in the Friant Division. The Bureau of Reclamation recently announced changes to some allocations. While... more »

Land-use bill taps farmland for solar sites

Roughly half of California’s 30 million acres of farmland is protected from development by the California Land Conservation Act of 1965. Proposed state legislation to modify California’s longstanding farmland conservation law could pave the way... more »

Fresha expands carrot growing in Georgia

Fresha, a grower of locally grown carrots, has expanded its operational footprint by acquiring a south Georgia facility. The facility, located in Sparks, Georgia, between Tifton and Valdosta, Georgia, provides the Morris, Minnesota-based Fresha the... more »

CropX partnership to streamline drip irrigation management

CropX Technologies, a provider of digital farm management, announced an API integration with WiseConn, a precision drip irrigation solutions company, to improve data gathering and analytics for farmers. WiseConn users will be able to seamlessly... more »

Report: too much, too little water creates ag risks

A report by UC Merced , "Water risks to agriculture: Too little and too much," recommends policies, programs and tools for farm resilience on risks to agriculture following too little as well as too much... more »

California growers wait for fields to dry

With a respite from stormy weather, farmers say they are surveying for any damage and waiting for the ground to dry so they can access fields and orchards to make repairs or do other practices.... more »

Conservation district grants focus on community

The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) announced the 2024 recipients of the Friends of NACD District Grants Program during NACD’s Annual Meeting in San Diego. The Friends of NACD District Grants Program supports locally... more »

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 »

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 »

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