Water

Sustainable irrigation water for southern Sacramento County farms pursued

A joint venture (JV) of Brown and Caldwell and Carollo Engineers has been selected by the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (Regional San) to provide capital program management services for the $375 million South Sacramento... more »

Blueberry irrigators look for exact combinations

If it’s not wet, there’s not much fruit that you will get. That could serve as the mantra of Mark Longstroth, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension small fruit educator, who presented tips for effective irrigation... more »

Irrigation Association cancels its 2020 Irrigation Show and Education Week

The Irrigation Association has shared the following communication with its members. The association is canceling its 2020 Irrigation Show. "It is with both regret and optimism that we write today to announce the cancellation of... more »

VSU agricultural researchers awarded more than $1M in grants

Researchers at Virginia State University’s Agricultural Research Station (VSU-ARS) were recently awarded $1.4 million in capacity building grants (CBG) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Chyer Kim, Food Scientist at VSU-ARS, was awarded $499,644... more »

Study: Oilfield water can safely be reused for irrigation in California

A new study by researchers at Duke University and RTI International finds that reusing oilfield water that’s been mixed with surface water to irrigate farms in the Cawelo Water District of California’s Kern County does... more »

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 »


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