Water

Western growers watching El Niño

El Niño weather patterns over the Pacific Ocean may signal a drier-than-average spring and summer in the Pacific Northwest. U.S. Department of Agriculture meteorologist Brad Rippey said via the USDA Radio Newsline that signs are... more »

EPA, Army propose new ‘Waters of the US’ definition

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) on Dec. 11 proposed "a clear, understandable, and implementable definition of “waters of the United States” that clarifies federal authority under the Clean... more »

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 »


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