Water

New Purdue ag dean is water quality expert

Purdue has promoted one of its agriculture research deans who possesses expertise in water quality and pesticide spray drift to head its ag department. Bernie Engel has been named the Glenn W. Sample Dean of... more »

Georgia meeting scheduled for ag frost protection permits

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is considering frost protection groundwater withdrawal permits from the Floridan Aquifer in portions of the lower Flint River Basin (FRB) in southwest Georgia. The considerations include sub-area 4 where... more »

Supreme Court decision narrows WOTUS definition

The U.S. Supreme Court has narrowed the definition of waters of the United States (WOTUS) and areas regulated under the Clean Water Act. In a unanimous decision on May 25, the court limited the areas... more »

Irrigation, ag tech companies partner to help growers’ water needs

Two global irrigation and ag tech companies are partnering to provide growers better access to water management solutions. The partnership of Lindsay Corp. and Pessl Instruments is designed to improve water efficiencies and performance, according... more »

Pollinator Partnership adds third-party verified option to Bee Friendly Farming certification

As the world celebrated World Bee Day on May 20, Pollinator Partnership released a new third-party verification option for its Bee Friendly Farming Certification. The certification program is designed to encourage farmers and growers to... more »

Never-ending rain leads to pest, disease concerns

A seemingly endless flow of water saturating their fields is burdening California growers with pests and diseases. Growers of strawberries and other fruits expect the heavy rains to delay some planting and harvesting and cause... more »

Horticultural supply industry figure Kurt Dramm dies

Kurt Dramm, a leader in the horticultural supply industry, has died. He was 85. Dramm died May 16. He was the co-founder of the Manitowoc, Wisconsin, based Dramm Corp.,... more »

Commentary: Golden State growers want solutions for flood-control issues

The destruction to agricultural properties and crops from January and March flooding in Monterey County is considerable. There is frustration about a failure to address known dangers that caused or worsened the flood toll in... more »

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