Subsurface Irrigation News

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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: 24 February–9 March 2011

    Below is a round up of news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 24 February–9 March 2011 African Academy of Sciences appoints new president The African Academy of Sciences has selected Ahmadou Lamine Ndiaye from Senegal as its new president. Ndiaye — former vice-president of the National Academy of Science and Technology of Senegal and special advisor to the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Sub-Saharan Africa news in brief: 10–23 February 2011

    Below is a roundup of news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 10–23 February 2011 New soybean varieties changing farmers' fortunes in Kenya More than 3,000 farmers in western Kenya have had their incomes tripled through a new project delivering superior soybean varieties. The Mumias Soybean Project, part of a bigger continental initiative, has developed drought and ...


    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sub-Saharan Africa news in brief: 7–20 October 2010

    Below is a roundup of news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 7–20 October 2010 Cattle plague eradicated, scientists announce Scientists celebrated the eradication of the deadly cattle plague rinderpest last Friday (15 October). It is only the second time, following the eradication of smallpox 30 years ago, that a viral disease has been wiped out. The UN Food and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Sub-Saharan Africa news in brief: 9–22 September 2010

    Below is a round up of news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 9–22 September 2010 More seed companies key to Africa's much-awaited Green Revolution Africa needs more seed companies that will "multiply, market, and disseminate improved seed varieties" to enable farmers to increase food production, according to an International Institute of Tropical Agriculture ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Sub-Saharan Africa news in brief

    Namibia urged to invest more in science and technology Increasing investment in science and technology could help Namibia reduce poverty, hunger, disease and unemployment, said former president Sam Nujoma last week. Launching the country"s National Science, Engineering and Technology Week, Nujoma said: "If Namibia has to turn around the slow rate of economic development, which is ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Sub-Saharan Africa news in brief

    Below is a roundup of news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 17–30 June 2010 Ugandan scientists call for biotech laws Scientists in Uganda have called for the enactment of laws on biotechnology, arguing that "there are no known risks of infection to humans and animals from laboratory research involving agricultural Genetically Modified Organisms". In a report ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • AUS$5.6m for on-farm water efficiency

    Three water management projects will share in $5.6 million in funding under the Rudd Government’s On-Farm Irrigation Efficiency (Pilot Projects) Program, Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, said today. Senator Wong made the announcement in Moree, on day one of a three-day tour of the northern Murray-Darling Basin. “These pilot projects will provide the Government with a ...


    By Australian Government

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