Water

Valmont acquires majority stake in Brazil-based solar energy company

Valmont Industries Inc., a provider of engineered products and services for infrastructure development and irrigation equipment and services for agriculture, today announced June 4 the purchase of a majority stake in Solbras – Energia Solar do... more »

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 »

For many fruit growers, fertigation is becoming a mainstay

Soil and foliar-applied fertilizers have a place in specialty crops, but nutrients applied through drip irrigation or microsprinklers – also known as fertigation – are becoming very important. Chris Lattak of St. Joseph, Michigan-based Trickl-eez... 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 »


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