Water

Purdue, MSU Extension provide irrigation tools

For over 25 years, Michigan State University and Purdue University have been developing and improving tools to assist in irrigation management. “Checkbook” irrigation scheduling is still a key factor in irrigation management. MSU and Purdue have... more »

Irrigation management: Measuring soil moisture

Irrigation of crop fields is a common practice in areas of the country that receive little rainfall or have soils with little water-holding capacity. A few regions in Michigan that have light-textured soils have seen... more »

Lower Michigan step above drought status

Lower Michigan has been receiving less rain and now parts of the state are close to being in drought status, reports MLive. A recent USDA drought status report shows parts of Michigan in “abnormally dry”... more »

California delegation visiting climate-smart Israel

Israel is regarded as perhaps the most climate-smart agricultural region in the world. It has to be, with annual rainfall of about 17 inches (source: World Bank). By comparison, portions of the Sierra Nevada, the... more »

Western Ohio Precision Ag Day registration now open

Registration is now open for the July 12 Western Ohio Precision Agriculture Day hosted by Ohio State University Extension. Focusing on precision placement opportunities, the daylong workshop is a chance for growers to learn more... more »

Farm Bureau hails Supreme Court ruling on water regulation

A unanimous Supreme Court ruled landowners can appeal when the Army Corps of Engineers determines that a body of water is subject to federal jurisdiction. The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has issued the following statement in... more »

California governor issues order to continue water savings

Moving to bolster California’s climate and drought resilience, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an executive order that builds on temporary statewide emergency water restrictions to establish longer-term water conservation measures, including permanent monthly... more »

Measures treat municipal water in processing plants

It’s no secret that water is a must for produce processing plants. Whether the source is rural or municipal, the water must be filtered and tested to be safe, an issue that has received increased... more »

Farmers help recharge groundwater

Farmers use the lion’s share of California’s groundwater, but they also do the most to rebuild depleted reserves of this critically important water source. We talked to Graham Fogg—a groundwater expert at UC Davis and... 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 »

Current Issue

August 2022 issue of Vegetable Growers News

Family, dedication fuel Georgia onion grower’s success

West Coast growers battle water shortages

University of Idaho researchers help develop solar-powered weeding robot

SC farming family legacy passes century mark

Greenhouse operation grows, processes and serves tomato dishes to tourists

Tools, techniques don’t solve celery meltdown

Great Lakes EXPO: Delivering the ultimate farm market

Farm Market column: What’s the difference between markup and profit?

Ag Labor Review: Will 2022 be remembered as the Year of Ag Labor Regulations?

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