Irrigation

Rice Fruit to showcase record Eastern apple crop at IFPA show

Rice Fruit Co. plans to showcase Eastern apples at this year’s IFPA Global Produce & Floral Show. The show is scheduled for Oct. 19-21 in Anaheim, California. The Gardners, Pennsylvania, Rice plans to Eastern spotlight... more »

AFT awards $1 million to farmers

American Farmland Trust (AFT) has awarded over $1 million to 110 farmers across the country through the Brighter Future Fund, adding to the $4.5 million awarded since 2020. AFT announced the grants on Oct. 12,... more »

EPA amends wetlands protection rules

In response to a recent Supreme Court decision, the EPA has removed federal protection for a majority of U.S. wetlands. The new rule amending the 2023 definition of “waters of the United States” will take... more »

Kelp-based fertilizer Afrikelp aids in managing heat stress

The record-breaking heat this summer has focused attention on measures to stay cool and safe, especially for those who work outside in agriculture and other industries. Heat can also adversely affect the crops those workers... more »

Florida watermelon growers benefit from UF disease, nutrient info

Excellent crop care including disease management and extended water and nutrient programs from University of Florida Extension personnel are important in helping Florida growers supply the watermelons that many Americans enjoy during the heat of... more »

Irrigation to be focus of July 21 WSU Smart Vineyard field day

Precision irrigation sensors and technologies to mitigate heat stress are scheduled to be on display at the Washington State University’s Smart Vineyard field day. At the field day, scheduled for July 21 from 10 a.m.... more »

Sensors help trees tell growers when they are thirsty

The traditional method of using technology to alert growers of the need to irrigate involves soil-based sensors, which do well at relaying moisture data at a specific depth and location. Dendrometers, which measure the expansion... more »

California water rights rules opposed by coalition

As California experiences wild swings in climate from drought to floods, critics of the state’s water rights system seek to overhaul rules that date back to California’s founding in 1850. Three water rights bills are... more »

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