Water

Aging Western water infrastructure addressed in ag coalition letters

A national coalition of over 200 agricultural organizations and urban and rural water districts urged President-elect Joe Biden and congressional leadership Jan. 13 to address aging Western water infrastructure in any potential infrastructure or economic... more »

California studies drip applications for strawberries

Applying fungicides in strawberry via drip irrigation may become the standard in protecting the fruit from its many soil, fruit and foliar diseases. A new study from the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources... more »

FieldScout TDR 250 Economy Soil Moisture Meter set by Spectrum Technologies

Spectrum Technologies Inc. has extended its product offering with the release of the TDR 250 Economy Soil Moisture Meter. According to a news release, the new model enhances the well-adopted TDR product line, which sets the industry... more »

LSU, state join to offer safety program to produce growers

The LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry are developing an information program on water testing and management to help specialty crop growers meet federal and market-driven requirements. Led by Allison Dumas, LDAF... more »

Illinois-led research aims to clean agricultural drainage water

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has awarded $1.12 million to support University of Illinois-led research to clean agricultural drainage water through saturated buffers and denitrifying bioreactors. According... more »

Prevalence of Cyclospora in water and produce studied

Ynés Ortega, Ph.D., with the University of Georgia, is leading a research project that will identify potential sources of the protozoan pathogen, Cyclospora cayetanensis. Through her project, she hopes to provide produce industry members a science-based... more »

Wendy Rash is new State Water Quality Specialist for NRCS California

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is pleased to announce the appointment of Wendy Rash as the new State Water Quality Specialist on the Ecological Sciences Staff in Davis, California. [caption id=""... more »

USDA engages public for input on water quantity in the West

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Dec. 2 it is seeking public input about water quantity in the West related to existing Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) programs. Acting NRCS Chief Kevin Norton will... more »


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