Water

Toro launches 6/8-inch interior diameter drip tape

Toro innovated its Aqua-Traxx drip tape product family. Improving drip irrigation designs and efficiencies, new Toro Aqua-Traxx Sweet Spot drip tape is a 6/8” Interior Diameter (ID) drip tape that gives growers a one-of-a-kind product... more »

Valley introduces Pump Command automated control solution for irrigation pumps

Omaha, Nebraska-based Valley Irrigation, has released Pump Command, a new solution for growers to automate pumping and wirelessly control irrigation pumps. According to a news release, the innovation helps save time and resources with wireless... more »

LeafMon-S is a next generation crop water stress monitoring tool

Cermetek Microelectronics Inc.  has received an award from the USDA-NIFA for the commercialization of its LeafMon-S system. Field testing over the past four years of the prototype LeafMon system has proven it to be especially... more »

Ceres app measures crop water stress at the plant level

Ceres Imaging, the aerial imagery company that builds irrigation management solutions to help growers improve profitability, announced the addition of plant level insights to their mobile app. The feature elevates irrigation strategies in fruit and... more »

Researchers use satellite imaging to map groundwater use in California’s Central Valley

Researchers at the University of California San Diego report in a new study a way to improve groundwater monitoring by using a remote sensing technology (known as InSAR), in conjunction with climate and land cover... more »

Measuring crop evapotranspiration using sensors, drones, AI viewed

The sight of sprinklers running on a rainy day is not uncommon in Florida. The same goes for seeing landscapes scorched by the sun during one of Florida’s sweltering days when irrigation schedules were left... more »

Washington State University resources help grape growers combat extreme heat

Extreme heat, and too much water in response, affects a delicate balance in winegrape quality. Washington State University (WSU) researchers are studying the effects of heat, and developing an electronic, open-source cooling system to protect... more »

$5.7M investment set for land and water conservation in northern Michigan

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, on Sept. 23 announced $5,700,000 in federal funding, matched by private investment, that will help reconnect broken streams... more »


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