Water

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 »

EPA awards University of Georgia’s Huang nearly $1.6M for pollutant research

The EPA recently awarded nearly $1.6 million in research funding to University of Georgia’s Jack Huang to research cost-effective treatments to remove per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from water, wastewater and biosolids to ensure safe... more »

Research seeks better test, water filtration for Cyclospora

Kali Kniel is navigating the relatively uncharted waters of developing a more accurate test for Cyclospora cayetanensis, an emerging pathogenic protozoan parasite possibly found in agricultural water supplies. "Cyclospora is kind of an enigma -... more »

Members sought for on-farm water and energy efficiency advisory group

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Environmental Farming Act Science Advisory Panel (EFA SAP) is accepting applications from stakeholders interested in serving on an ad hoc advisory group to provide input about on-farm water and energy... more »

‘GatorByte’ to detect water quality less expensively – and at different places, times

A water-quality buoy called ‘GatorByte” might help resource managers monitor water quality over space and time – all for as little as $1,500. Eban Bean, a UF/IFAS assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering (ABE),... more »

How do you know if your farm water sources are at risk? Inspect your system

How do you know if your water sources are low risk? An annual water system inspection is the way to go. Whether the farm uses groundwater or surface water, evaluating the extent of control involves... more »


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