irrigation

Smart irrigation scheduling benefits producers

As climate variability increasingly affects producers across the Southeastern U.S., Wes Porter spends a lot of time thinking about water — specifically, crop irrigation — and how available tools can benefit farmers threefold. “In some... more »

Rain Bird offers water-saving drip irrigation system

Rain Bird Agriculture, a leading manufacturer and provider of precision irrigation products, recently launched S5 Smart Spacing for Pressure Compensating Heavywall Dripline, the ultimate in smart irrigation for growers of high-value fruit and permanent crops.... more »

Ceres Imaging enters integration partnership with Sentek

Ceres Imaging, the precision irrigation provider that helps farmers build more profitable and sustainable operation, has formed a new partnership with Sentek. With this partnership, customers will be able to see real-time sensors and data... more »

California studies drip applications for strawberries

Applying fungicides in strawberry via drip irrigation may become the standard in protecting the fruit from its many soil, fruit and foliar diseases. A new study from the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources... 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 »

Switch to new irrigation system depends on future droughts

Investing in efficient irrigation systems usually requires significant capital. As with other capital-intensive investments, doing it would only make economic sense if the benefits exceed the costs. Each farmer can estimate the cost of switching... more »

UGA advises growers to check irrigation systems now

Exposed to weather and wildlife during the winter months, irrigation systems can incur a multitude of problems during the growing season if they are not addressed now, according to Wes Porter, University of Georgia Cooperative... more »

Irrigation Association’s Tree Drip Calculator receives an AE50 award

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has named the Tree Drip Calculator (TDC) as a winner of one of its 2017 AE50 awards. The product was created by the Irrigation Association’s Technical... more »

Michigan meetings to provide irrigation update

Six Michigan agribusinesses will assist Michigan State University (MSU) Extension in an educational effort by serving as host for a series of irrigation update session scattered across Michigan. Irrigated crop management topics to be presented... more »

MSU’s research stations get irrigation capability

In areas of the eastern U.S. with adequate rainfall, traditional wisdom says irrigation isn’t worthwhile, but that is changing. With the need to reduce risk and optimize root growth in high-density plantings, more fruit growers... more »

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