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Global Impact Challenge winners announced

SVG Ventures|THRIVE, a global agrifood investment and innovation platform, has chosen 10 finalists in the 2022 THRIVE Global Impact Challenge. The challenge is a global search for the most innovative startups advancing a net-zero future... more »

Irrigation management, climate smart ag focus of new NCRS grant opportunities

The USDA's National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) released two National Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) Notices of Funding Opportunity. Both are accepting applications. The CIG On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials (OFT) program will award up to $25 million... more »

Ag groups seek quick availability of water project funding

A coalition of agriculture groups in the western U.S. is asking federal officials to immediately implement drought funding in the Inflation Reduction Act. Western Growers, the Agribusiness and Water Council of Arizona, Family Farm Alliance... more »

Drain tiles manage excess water in fields

There are few tools that farmers can use to expand marketing windows, to get a slight jump-start on supplying fresh fruit and vegetables to restaurants, farmers markets and retailers eager to feature locally grown food.... more »

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 »

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