Water

Toro launches clog-resistant drip tape

Toro is redefining clog resistance with their latest advancement in precision irrigation, Toro Aqua-Traxx Azul drip tape. This  new product from Toro’s agricultural business gives growers the same performance they have come to expect from... more »

Scientists peg plant protein’s role in cellular architecture, drought survival

A team of Washington State University scientists discovered how a little-understood plant protein guides development of tiny cellular structures that regulate the flow of sap from roots to shoots, revealing a potential way to help... more »

Produce growers aided with water quality calculations and education

An online tool developed by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is helping produce growers assess their water quality and prepare for increased testing requirements. Uttam Saha, a program coordinator at... more »

SaniDate 5.0 proven effective against human coronavirus

BioSafe Systems announced SaniDate 5.0 is effective against human coronavirus on hard, non-porous surfaces. A GLP viricidal efficacy study was conducted using SaniDate 5.0 at a rate of 1.0 fl. oz. per gallon with a... more »

Specialty crop irrigation: A video alternative to educational meetings

Southwest Michigan and northwest Indiana share over a million acres of irrigated land that are mostly used for field crops and processing vegetable production. Irrigation for 20 acres or less of specialty crops or vegetable... more »

USDA’s new CRP pilot program offers longer-term conservation benefits

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency will open signup this summer for CLEAR30, a new pilot program that offers farmers and landowners an opportunity to enroll in a 30-year Conservation Reserve Program contract.... more »

Valley Irrigation, Prospera add acres covered by AI crop detection service

Valley Irrigation and Prospera Technologies announced April 29 they are expanding their artificial intelligence-based crop monitoring and detection service, Valley Insights to commercial growers in select areas of Washington, Texas, Nebraska and Idaho, quadrupling the coverage area in... more »

US agriculture groups urge federal government to address water concerns

A coalition of 150 organizations representing water and agricultural interests in the western U.S. urged Congress and President Trump on April 20 to address aging Western water infrastructure as further measures are considered to help... more »


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