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  • Saudi Arabia captured by Dacom irrigation management system

    In Saudi Arabia drastic measures are needed to reduce the water usage by the agricultural sector. The Ministry of Agriculture has set itself the task to decrease the water consumption from 17 to 5 billion mᶟ. Since 2010, the Ministry of Agriculture has dedicated Dacom to a project to monitor the soil moisture at various arable farmers throughout Saudi Arabia. To this, Dacom advices both the ...


    By Dacom

  • How much water is used for irrigation in European agriculture?

    Agriculture plays a large role in the management of water in the EU. However, there is little consistent information on water use in irrigation. New EU supported research has estimated how much water is used for irrigation in European countries, providing a framework to analyse agricultural pressures on water quantity. Water scarcity is an increasing problem in the EU and the situation is ...

  • Eijkelkamp worldwide distributor for PlantCare

    Eijkelkamp has signed an agreement with the Swiss company Plantcare. PlantCare develops and markets intelligent irrigation systems for agriculture and landscaping. Eijkelkamp will be responsible for the worldwide distribution of PlantCare’s Mini-Logger, a (wireless) sensor which records soil moisture and soil temperature, and the PlantControl D wireless data logger. ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Water reform urgently needed in Asia to feed extra 1.5bn people by 2050, says new report

    A comprehensive new study of irrigation in Asia warns that, without major reforms and innovations in the way water is used for agriculture, many developing nations face the politically risky prospect of having to import more than a quarter of the rice, wheat and maize they will need by 2050. This warning, along with related forecasts and possible solutions, appear in a report entitled, ...

  • Global irrigated area at record levels, but expansion slowing

    In 2009, the most recent year for which global data are available from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 311 million hectares in the world was equipped for irrigation but only 84 percent of that area was actually being irrigated, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online service ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Crop models help increase yield per unit of water used

    Crop water use efficiency (WUE, or yield per unit of water used), also known as crop water productivity, can be improved through irrigation management and methods, including deficit irrigation (irrigating less than is required for maximum yields) and supplemental irrigation (irrigating to supplement precipitation so as to avoid crop failure or severe yield decline). Thus, WUE is key for ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Irritec at Moldagrotech 2018

    Irritec will be present at Moldagrotech 2018. The exhibition will take place from 17-24 October 2018 in Chisinau, Moldova. Moldagrotech, in her 35th autumn edition, is a specialised event of International Centre of fairs Moldexpo. Co-organized by Ministry of agriculture, regional development and enviroment of Republic of Moldova, is organized for corporations of agricultural market. A large ...


    By IRRITEC SpA

  • Irrigation with treated waste water: A growing fact

    There is a serious problem of lack of water worldwide, so much in quantity as in quality, due to different facts as low rainfall, high evaporation or the increase in the demand of water for different uses. This fact is favouring the search and use of non-conventional sources of water, which guarantee the continuous availability of water to its use in agriculture and landscaping. The use of the ...


    By Sistema Azud, S.A.

  • Water Use on Australian Farms 2011-12 publication

    The ABS has released its Water Use on Australian Farms, 2011-12, publication This publication presents estimates of agricultural water use (including pastures and crops irrigated), irrigation water sources and irrigation expenditure. Estimates are presented at Australia, State/Territory, and Murrary-Darling Basin (MDB) levels. Additional datacubes for regional geographies, i.e. Statistical Area ...


    By Irrigation Australia Limited

  • Today is National Agriculture Day

    Today, March 14, 2019, The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) hosts the 46th anniversary of National Agriculture Day. This year’s theme is “Agriculture: Food for Life.” Cornell Pump’s first pumps were irrigation pumps used in Oregon’s fertile Willamette ...


    By Cornell Pump Company

  • How vulnerable to climate change is agriculture in the Black Sea region?

    The impacts of climate change in the Black Sea region are likely to affect agriculture in Ukraine, Romania, Moldova, Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey, new research suggests. The number of days of plant growth was reduced in these countries as a result of reduced precipitation, increased temperatures and low capacity for irrigation to supplement water needs. A strong legal framework is necessary to ...

  • ADB assisting Bangladesh in improving irrigation systems

    US$750,000 grant from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will assist Bangladesh in implementing a planned multi-million loan project in 2010 that will improve irrigation services and further enhance the country's water sector as a whole. The grant, which was approved by ADB's Board of Directors, will assess existing irrigation systems' operations and maintenance planning, as well as their financing ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • UF/IFAS avocado irrigation app should save money, water

    Avocado growers now know that a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences mobile irrigation app works well to save money while maintaining crop yields. This data, reported in a new study, is critical for an industry that has a $100 million a year economic impact on Florida. It’s also important because agriculture uses about 70 percent of the world’s water, the ...

  • Squeezing more crop out of each drop of water

    Studies in China and Colorado by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and cooperators have revealed some interesting tactics on how to irrigate with limited water, based on a crop’s critical growth stages. Laj Ahuja, research leader at the ARS Agricultural Systems Research Unit in Fort Collins, Colo., and colleagues conducted the studies. As one example, with wheat in China, they found ...

  • Early cotton planting requires irrigation

    Cotton growers can produce more cotton if they plant early, but not without irrigation. That’s the finding of an article published in the September-October 2010 Agronomy Journal, a publication of the American Society of Agronomy. Bill Pettigrew, a scientist with the USDA-Agricultural Research Service in Stoneville, Mississippi, tested the performance of cotton under irrigated and ...

  • New UF/IFAS-developed avocado app helps guide irrigation

    University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty have developed a new app for avocado growers that provides an irrigation schedule so users save an estimated 20 to 50 percent on the water they apply to their orchards. “Weather changes daily, and the app takes into account these changes in the irrigation schedule it provides,” said Kati Migliaccio, an associate ...

  • Australia completes historic purchase of water for the environment

    The Rudd Government today completed the single largest purchase of water for the environment in Australia's history. The Government is buying almost 240 gigalitres of water entitlements for $303 million from Twynam Agricultural Group. That is equivalent to one half of all of the water used in Sydney each year. The water purchased today will be used to restore the rivers and wetlands of the ...


    By Australian Government

  • Irritec at Sipsa-Sima 2018

    Irritec will attend to Sipsa-Sima exhibition, that will take place from October 8th to 11th at the SAFEX Exhibition Park in Algiers, Algeria. Sipsa, the international tradeshow for livestock, agri-food and agricultural equipment, and Sima, the worldwide reference event for suppliers to the agricultural and livestock sectors, have teamed up to create the Sipsa-Sima trade show in Algeria, which ...


    By IRRITEC SpA

  • Australia chosen as first country to launch Manna Irrigation Intelligence

    Australia has been strategically chosen to be the first country to release Manna Irrigation Intelligence solution (a subsidiary of Rivulis), a revolutionary sensor-free software system designed to assist growers make better irrigation decisions. Using advanced satellite imaging technology, combined with real-time hyper-local weather, Manna Irrigation Intelligence ...


    By Rivulis Irrigation

  • Indian News Site Features Rivulis Irrigation CEO Speaking at Event in India

    The following article was featured on the website, Smart Indian Agriculture. Vivian Fernandes reports on some of the interesting ideas being thrown up at the Confederation of Indian Industry’s event in Chandigarh on how advances in ...


    By Rivulis Irrigation

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