Water

Produce growers aided with water quality calculations and education

An online tool developed by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is helping produce growers assess their water quality and prepare for increased testing requirements. Uttam Saha, a program coordinator at... more »

For many fruit growers, fertigation is becoming a mainstay

Soil and foliar-applied fertilizers have a place in specialty crops, but nutrients applied through drip irrigation or microsprinklers – also known as fertigation – are becoming very important. Chris Lattak of St. Joseph, Michigan-based Trickl-eez... more »

SaniDate 5.0 proven effective against human coronavirus

BioSafe Systems announced SaniDate 5.0 is effective against human coronavirus on hard, non-porous surfaces. A GLP viricidal efficacy study was conducted using SaniDate 5.0 at a rate of 1.0 fl. oz. per gallon with a... more »

Specialty crop irrigation: A video alternative to educational meetings

Southwest Michigan and northwest Indiana share over a million acres of irrigated land that are mostly used for field crops and processing vegetable production. Irrigation for 20 acres or less of specialty crops or vegetable... more »

USDA’s new CRP pilot program offers longer-term conservation benefits

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency will open signup this summer for CLEAR30, a new pilot program that offers farmers and landowners an opportunity to enroll in a 30-year Conservation Reserve Program contract.... more »

Valley Irrigation, Prospera add acres covered by AI crop detection service

Valley Irrigation and Prospera Technologies announced April 29 they are expanding their artificial intelligence-based crop monitoring and detection service, Valley Insights to commercial growers in select areas of Washington, Texas, Nebraska and Idaho, quadrupling the coverage area in... more »

US agriculture groups urge federal government to address water concerns

A coalition of 150 organizations representing water and agricultural interests in the western U.S. urged Congress and President Trump on April 20 to address aging Western water infrastructure as further measures are considered to help... more »

Experienced IoT and semiconductor executive to lead agtech startup

WaterBit, the agricultural technology company specializing in automated precision irrigation, announced April 2 that Tony Alvarez has been named the company's new chief executive officer. Alvarez is an accomplished C-level executive in the IoT and... more »


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