Water

Latest California drought outlined in 4 charts

California is grappling with drought again, facing many of the same conditions and challenges that were features of the 2012–16 drought – including stressed ecosystems, depleted reservoirs, hard-hit farms and rural communities, threats to urban... more »

Newly planted, established peach trees benefit from irrigation in UGA study

While peach orchards are a common sight throughout middle and south Georgia – helping the Peach State live up to its name – peach producers need more than just the title to ensure that both... more »

Irrigation report shows opportunity for growers to conserve water, increase profits

Ceres Imaging, the irrigation performance management provider that uses aerial imagery and data analytics to help growers improve their irrigation practice, has released a study quantifying the extent and impact of drip irrigation issues in... more »

California Gov. Newsom takes action to respond to drought conditions

With much of the West experiencing drought conditions and California squarely in a second consecutive dry year, Gov. Gavin Newsom on April 21 directed state agencies to take immediate action to bolster drought resilience and... more »

Drought relief working group to address urgency of Western water crisis

The Biden-Harris administration announced April 21 the formation of an Interagency Working Group to address worsening drought conditions in the West and support farmers, Tribes and communities impacted by ongoing water shortages. The Working Group... more »

Drought spreads water shortages throughout California

The 2020-21 California drought has led to significant water cutbacks, compelling farmers to fallow ground and public officials to respond with legislation intended to address the state's chronic water shortages. Farmers in more parts of... more »

Innovation, change in agriculture driven by Rio Grande salinity

The increasing salinity of the Rio Grande is a real problem for agricultural producers. Experts from Texas A&M AgriLife Research are studying this problem to provide options and advice for those who rely on this... more »

Valley Irrigation acquires PivoTrac to increase connected ag devices

Omaha, Nebraska-based Valley Irrigation has acquired PivoTrac, an ag tech company based in the Texas Panhandle. PivoTrac offers solutions focused on remote monitoring of center pivot irrigation machines. “We are proud to welcome PivoTrac customers to... more »

Current Issue

Fruit Growers News September 2022 issue cover

Apple association forecasts higher U.S. production in 2022-23

Jenschke Orchards braves Texas-sized heat, drought

SWD-killing wasps released in Michigan to protect fruit

High-altitude pears: IFTA tour spotlights Washington pears

Cold tolerance is hot topic at Michigan Viticulture Field Day

Ridgefest updates industry on Michigan apple, cherry research

Cal Poly strawberry research: Can robots kill pests?

Great Lakes EXPO sessions to look at how to effectively plan farm succession and the benefits of Farm to School

Farm Market column: Fine Tuning Your Market Performance

Ag Labor Review: Small-town virtues, from the ballpark to the classroom

 

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