Subsurface Irrigation News

  • Lab Armor beads can now be used with Grant Sub Aqua Pro and JB Nova Water Baths

    Have you tried Lab Armor beads? These smooth, thermally conductive metallic beads can be used in place of water in many water baths. They offer a simple way to save on water consumption in the lab, avoid the risk of water borne contamination and save on ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Webinar series on Limited/Supplemental Irrigation 2 part

    Module 1 Limited/Supplemental Irrigation Webinar Series: Limited Irrigation of Sorghum: When and Why - July 24 Module 2 Limited/Supplemental Irrigation Webinar Series: Supplemental Growing-Season Irrigation: When and How Much - July 31 URL:  https://www.soils.org/education/online-courses/limir ...

  • Unusual out-of-season rains delay cotton harvest in Australia

    In the last month, unusually late-in-the-season cyclones have brought rain to the north of Queensland and Western Australia. This, in turn, has delayed the harvest of cotton. In some areas, this will compromise yields that – up until the rain hit – were looking very good for both dry land and irrigated cotton.   The current cash price is at $518 USD / bail. But with ...


  • EPA Recognize WaterSense Irrigation Partner of the Year

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized John Taylor, the president of Taylor Irrigation Service, Inc., in Houston, Texas for his outstanding contributions to water-efficiency. Mr. Taylor overhauled his company’s business model to focus on promoting water-smart landscaping and efficient irrigation practices, including WaterSense labeled irrigation controllers. “We ...

  • Cornell Pump is at the irrigation show & reta right now

    Cornell is exhibiting at the Irrigation Show and RETA right now The Irrigation Show is in full swing right now in Orlando, FL. In the photo, Bob Jansen talks about Cornell's line of superior agricultural pumps to a perspective customer. Stop buy the Irrigation Show booth #1229 to see special promotions on the new Edge End Gun Booster Pump. Show runs through November 5, 2012, and education ...


    By Cornell Pump Company

  • Our campaign to expand our energy work to sub-Saharan Africa has been extended!

    Dear Tony, As you know, for the last two weeks we have been actively raising money to expand our Sustainable Energy Roadmap work to sub-Saharan Africa. We are halfway there! Last week, our contacts in Nigeria re-affirmed their interest in our roadmap work and we can't wait to get started. For that reason, we have decided to extend our campaign for one more week. We ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Fieragricola Travels To Brazil For Agrishow In The Country Where Fields Are Irrigated By Aeroplanes

    Fieragricola wins another wager in Brazil thanks to a full house at Agrishow in Riberao Preto (São Paulo municipality), the most important event in Brazil and Latin America as a whole for the primary field. Participation at Agrishow proved to be a great success in terms of both contacts and new business with a view to Fieragricola 2012, the 110th edition scheduled ...


    By Veronafiere

  • Antonio Ibáñez, new president of the Spanish Association of Irrigation Manufacturers (AFRE)

    Antonio Ibáñez, the General Manager of Fluidra España, has been appointed the president of the Spanish Association of Irrigation Manufacturers (AFRE). Ibáñez takes over from Antoni Serramiá as AFRE’s president with the mission of consolidating the Association’s phenomenal growth over the past few years and to promote its standing in the water ...


    By Fluidra

  • Call for submission of interest for the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) Sub regional node/thematic node

    The Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) is a key regional initiative to help vulnerable countries in Asia and the Pacific enhance their adaptive capacity to respond to the increasing impacts of climate change, by mobilizing knowledge and technology.  APAN is now calling for submission of interest for its Sub regional nodes and thematic nodes. Sub regional nodes will lead the ...

  • Sub-Saharan Africa news in brief: 21 April–4 May 2011

    Below is a roundup of news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 21 April-4 May, 2011. Tanzania to triple research funds A decision by the Tanzanian government to more than triple research funding in the next financial year — to Sh100 billion (around US$66 million) — has been hailed by The Citizen newspaper, which says it demonstrates commitment to addressing ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Sub-Saharan Africa news in brief: 7–20 April 2011

    Below is a roundup of news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 7–20 April 2011 Solar powered farms on the way Kenya is pioneering a solar powered 'green farm' — which would be the continent's first. Ephraim Mukisira, director of the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) said that all farm activities, including the growing of crops and the rearing of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Sub-saharan Africa news in brief: 27 January–9 February 2011

    Africa to benefit from nutrition research initiative The European Commission has given the go-ahead to 'Sustainable Nutrition Research for Africa in the Years to Come', a two-year, €1 million (US$1,37 million) project that aims to "rethink the research agenda for nutrition in Africa". It is coordinated by the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, and involves four African and five ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Sub-Saharan Africa news in brief: 13–26 January 2011

    Below is a round up of news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 13–26 January 2011 Malaria vaccine candidate shows promise The GlaxoSmithKline malaria vaccine, known as 'RTS,S', provides long-lasting protection for children, according to a study. Data from mid-stage trials, published earlier this month, show that the vaccine offered 46 per cent protection for up to ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Baroness Young leaves adaptation sub-committee - 21st January 2011

    Baroness Barbara Young, one of the founding members of the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) is leaving the Committee to take up a new post as Chief Executive of Diabetes UK, which will take up a significant portion of her time. Barbara Young joined the Committee in May 2009 and has made a significant contribution to the ASC’s first report into adaptation in the UK and ongoing work. ...

  • Sub-Saharan Africa news in brief: 30 December 2010–12 January 2011

    Satellite data receiving station for Gambia A station for receiving satellite data has been installed at the Gambia's National Environment Agency as part of the Africa Monitoring of the Environment for Sustainable Development Programme, a pan-African programme developing geo-information services on the continent. The agency will be responsible for analysing the received data and supporting ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • CSRminute: allstate`s give back day heroes program to honor volunteers on MLK Day; redding school of the arts installs KISSS irrigation system

    TheCSRminute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Sub-Saharan Africa news in brief: 16–29 December 2010

    Below is a roundup of news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 16–29 December 2010 Africa–EU science dialogue approved Heads of state from the European Union (EU) and Africa have lent their support to an ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Sub-Saharan Africa news in brief: 2–15 December 2010

    Uganda called to increase science funding The World Bank said the Ugandan government's spending on science and technology (S&T) was "inadequate" and called for more funding to help achieve the country's national development goals. "It is good to have the policy in place, but it should be supported with adequate resources," the bank's country manager Kundhavi Kadiresan said at a meeting ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Sub-Saharan Africa news in brief: 18 November–1 December

    Below is a round up of news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period: 18 November–1 December 2010 Climate change centres for five African countries Plans are afoot to launch research centres in five Southern African countries to study adaptation to climate change. The centres will focus on improving the sustainable use of soils, water and biodiversity in Angola, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Sub-Saharan Africa news in brief: 4–17 November 2010

    Below is a round up of news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 4–17 November 2010 Establish green technology fund, experts say Nigerian experts have called for a green technology fund to help tackle many environmental problems the country faces. At the end of the 4th National Stakeholders' Forum for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development in Nigeria, ...


    By SciDev.Net

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