Water

WSU water management survey: Okanogan, Methow, Walla Walla, Yakima basins

Washington State University scientists and collaborators will survey owners of irrigated farms this winter in the Okanogan, Methow, Walla Walla, and Yakima river basins. Insights from irrigators will help researchers develop innovations to foster water... more »

Irrigation Association names winners of 2020 New Product Contest

The Fairfax, Virginia-based Irrigation Association announced Nov. 20 the winners of the 2020 New Product Contest. The contest is usually held during the annual Irrigation Show and Education Week, but this year the IA hosted... more »

USDA announces funding of 31 WaterSMART Initiative priority areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has selected 31 priority areas to receive $13 million in Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funding as part of the WaterSMART Initiative (WSI). These investments... more »

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 »


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