Water

Ag industry will watch Trump closely

Fruit Growers News asked several industry representatives to consider what the future might hold for the specialty crop sector as the new administration takes over.

Measures treat municipal water used 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,... more

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Farms grow 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 wate... more »

Ask the right questions when choosing water testing lab

Choosing a water testing lab to determine surface water quality to comply with food safety laws may seem straightforward. It isn’t. With the introdu... more »

FSMA changes irrigation water testing

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the most sweeping legislation regarding raw agricultural produ... more »

Field practices protect water quality from herbicides

As you begin to prepare your fields for this growing season farmers need to make the necessary steps to ensure that herbicides stay out of surface and... more »

Good fertilizer programs enhanced by drip methods

Many blueberry fields are irrigated by drip. A major advantage of drip is the ability to fertigate. Fertigation is the practice of applying soluble fe... more »

Water sampling for Food Safety Modernization Act compliance

Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Final Rule on Produce Safety. One area that w... more »

Center for Produce Safety selects BioSafe Systems for research study

The Center for Produce Safety has chosen BioSafe Systems' SaniDate 5.0 and SaniDate 12.0 as participating chemistries in multiple research studies ... more »

California extends mandatory water cuts

The California State Water Resources Control Board announced the extension of water conservation mandates through the end of October. Urban Califor... more »

WOTUS measure veto puts water issue in courts

As expected, President Obama vetoed S.J. Res. 22 this week, a resolution recently passed by both congressional chambers to show disapproval of the ma... more »

USDA to host international drought workshop

Drought management experts from Israel and Australia will join U.S. scientists in California for a workshop in Modesto on Jan. 12 and 13. The two-... more »


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