Water

Valley Irrigation joins Thrive Innovation Platform

SVG Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture and innovation firm, announced Sept. 16 that Valley Irrigation, a Valmont Co., has become the latest corporate partner to join its Thrive Venture & Innovation Platform. Valley Irrigation is a precision... more »

EPA, US Army repeal rule defining ‘Waters of the United States’

At an event in Washington, D.C., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Department of the Army Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James announced Sept. 12 that the agencies... more »

Valley Irrigation to launch crop management platform

Valley Irrigation plans to release in early 2020 a new single-source platform for connected crop management. Valley 365 uses a single sign-on, and easy-to-use interface for... more »

Irrigation, pipeline project moving ahead in Moses Lake, Washington

Following many letters of support earlier this year by various organizations, cities, port districts, chambers of... more »

Modern irrigation tools move closer to automation

Growers still bear responsibility for irrigating specialty crops, but technology offers a few helping hands for the task. Sensors detect moisture in the air or soil. Weather networks record historical temperatures. And free-to-download phone apps... more »

Inslee expands drought emergency for nearly half of Washington state

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee expanded the drought emergency declaration to cover nearly half of Washington state due to worsened, poor water supply conditions around the state and warmer and drier weather predictions through the summer. Snow... more »

Maximizing use of water stored in soil could result in grower savings

As California faces more frequent and severe droughts, agriculture, which relies on irrigation from surface water and groundwater, could become expensive and unsustainable. Researchers at the University of California, Davis, looked at using a “free”... more »

Florida Climate-Smart Agriculture Initiative forms plan to adapt to changes

Florida agricultural leaders are calling for deeper exploration of farmers, ranchers, and forest land owners as suppliers of environmental protection as well as of food and fiber. The Florida Climate-Smart Agriculture Work Group has declared... more »


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