Water

USDA to invest $449M in Sacramento Valley water supply

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Wednesday announced a USDA investment of more than $449 million to help build an innovative water management system that will increase the reliability of the California water supply... more »

Plant response to future climate change viewed

If you were to take a seed and zap it into the future to see how it will respond to climate change, how realistic might that prediction be? After all, seeds that actually grow in the... more »

California helps ag fertilizer management, water quality

The California Department of Food and Agriculture's (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) has awarded over $1.1 million in grant funds to agricultural organizations and universities. These grants will fund six projects that will improve... more »

Nelson Irrigation debuts micro-sprinkler with modular design

Nelson Irrigation recently introduced a new product, the S7 Spinner, which it said is ideal for irrigation, frost-protection or cooling of a tree or vine crop. The... more »

Irrigation treatment units offer alternatives to acid injections

Chemical-free water treatment systems offer a new way to deal with hard-water problems in irrigation systems and orchards. In addition to building up inside irrigation systems and on fruit, hard-water minerals can impact plant uptake... more »

CDFA, UC ANR advance climate-smart ag in California

California Secretary of Agriculture Karen Ross and UC Agriculture and Natural Resources vice president Glenda Humiston will sign a memorandum of understanding at 7:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Stanford Mansion, 800 N Street... more »

Valley Irrigation promotes Bob Campbell to global role

Valley Irrigation has promoted Bob Campbell to vice president & group controller. In his new role, he is responsible for managing the Global Irrigation Accounting and Finance department, including financial reporting, forecasting activities, budgeting, credit and... more »

American Farm Bureau asks federal court to halt WOTUS rule nationwide

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and a broad coalition of business groups on Sept. 26 asked a federal district court in Georgia to expand its prior order delaying implementation of the flawed 2015 Waters... more »


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