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  • Irrigation method saves 50 percent of water needed for potato growth

    University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers have found an irrigation method that uses 50 percent less water than traditional systems to grow potatoes – an important finding for the $131 million-a-year Florida crop. The system is called “hybrid center pivot irrigation.” With this method, about two-thirds of the water used to help grow potatoes is ...

  • Cornell Edge up for New Product Contest at the IA Show

    Cornell presented our case for why the Edge should be considered the New Product of the Year for the irrigation industry today, at the IA Show in Austin, TX. With up to 79 percent efficiency, two model sizes, improved mechanical design, and cross functionality with existing installations, the Edge End Gun Booster is in the running for the award. ...


    By Cornell Pump Company

  • Looking for Funding Assistance for Irrigation Equipment?

    After water efficiency, the most common question about new irrigation technology is related to cost and financing. Marcos Perez, an engineer with the Natural Resources ConservationService (NRCS), recently discussed finances opportunities for center pivot irrigation equipment through the Environmental Quality ...


  • Using GPS sensors to economize on irrigation while increasing crop yields

    Domosys Corporation, a leading provider of Power Line Communication (PLC) technology, has announced that Lindsay Corporation, a leading provider of irrigation systems and infrastructure products, has selected Domosys’ PowerBus™ RHINO Technology to significantly improve its irrigation systems. Lindsay’s irrigation system, also called a center pivot, uses Domosys’ PLC technology and products to ...


    By Lindsay Corporation

  • Bringing Tire Technology to the Agriculture Industry

    TPMS is an acronym that in the last decade has risen from a basically unknown term to a household name. That doesn’t necessarily mean that the mass majority really understands what TPMS means, how the technology works, and the benefits it can provide to users. Possibly even more unknown is the wide-use applications that TPMS can be utilized on to add those benefits; including uses in the ...


  • Lindsay expands Amarillo, Texas, Warehouse to support more customers and products

    Lindsay Corporation, an international irrigation leader, announces a new warehouse in Amarillo, Texas. The facility, located at 8948 CenterPort Blvd., offers technical aftermarket support and parts distribution. It also provides mechanized irrigation repair parts as well as pump, telematics and ancillary irrigation equipment. With a growing market in the southwest United States, Lindsay needed to ...


    By Lindsay Corporation

  • Commercial Forage Box added to hay/forage equipment lineup

    Combining size with strength, Art’s Way’s new heavy-duty commercial forage box is designed with the commercial farmer and livestock producer in mind. “The new forage box has a rugged, robust design, the materials it’s made of are chosen for their durability,” said Guadalupe Diaz, design sales engineer at Art’s Way. “It will provide years of trouble free ...

  • Visit Cornell Pump at the 2014 Irrigation Show & Education Conference

    Don't miss this opportunity to get 50% off your registration for the 2014 Irrigation Show & Education Conference, November 17th - 21 in Phoenix, AZ. Cornell Pump will be in booth #1909. This is your opportunity to get all your pump questions answered in person, by experts from the Cornell Factory in Portland, Oregon. Cornell will ...


    By Cornell Pump Company

  • High Dump Cart is designed to speed up beet harvest

    The new 9016-BT High Dump Cart from Art’s Way was specifically designed to boost efficiency during the beet harvest. The 9016-BT wheel base is set so the tires can run through the field without damaging unlifted beets. The 15-inch wide tires, centered on 132 inches, straddle six rows of beets. The ...

  • Phenome network: a harmonized research consortium for innovative global health

    The world is facing an unprecedented convergence of environmental and lifestyle factors that dramatically increase our risk of chronic disease. Global warming, antimicrobial resistance, aging populations, and the prevalence of lifestyle-related illnesses are systematically affecting populations around the world and posing some of the greatest scientific and public health threats seen in modern ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Agriculture Secretary Announces Economic Development Funding to Strengthen Businesses and Create Jobs in Rural Communities

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of 34 organizations for grants to help rural cooperatives and small businesses expand and strengthen their capacity to serve rural citizens and communities. "Our rural communities have incredible potential to create new jobs and expand opportunity for rural Americans," said Vilsack. "The grants announced today will strengthen rural ...

  • New Holland Wins Six AE50 Awards for Engineering Innovation

    New Holland Agriculture has been honored with six prestigious AE50 Awards by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). The AE50 awards are presented for the fifty most innovative product ideas to enter the market in 2013. They honor new product ideas that are ranked highest in innovation, significant engineering advancement, and impact on the market served. The New ...

  • Business and Environmental Leaders agree to fight deforestation

    A number of groups representing business and environmental groups have released a joint declaration addressing Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+). The Climate Markets and Investors Association (CMIA), Code REDD, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Global Canopy Programme (GCP), and International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) jointly have stated the need for a ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Does pasture irrigation increase groundwater contamination?

    Concern about microbial contamination of groundwater from foraging dairy cows has increased as spray irrigation practices in New Zealand have increased over the years. Bacteria capable of living in both animals and humans are commonly found in cow manure. Addressing the lack of research on the topic, a team of New Zealand researchers studied the transport of microbes from two spray irrigated ...

  • `Innovation cooperation` to meet climate challenges

    Climate talks must move from technology transfer to 'innovation cooperation' to develop and deploy technologies effectively, says Ambuj Sagar. For developing countries, the challenges of climate change come on top of existing — and urgent — sustainable development needs. For example, more than a billion people worldwide, mostly in the developing world, are malnourished. Almost 2.5 billion people ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Surprisingly walkable Los Angeles

    WEFTEC lands just a short walk from cultural points, restaurants, landmark sites, and more Ask some long-time residents of Los Angeles, and they’ll respond that not having a car is not an option for living in the most populated metropolis in the United States. But for visitors to downtown L.A. — the site of the 84th Annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Technical ...

  • “Efficient” irrigation tool may deplete more water

    An Israeli water engineer was sitting under a tree one day when he noticed a leaking faucet slowly drip water to the tree's roots, a nearly 50-year-old irrigation tale says. The idea inspired the invention of modern drip irrigation, also known as micro-irrigation. The method runs water through plastic tubes that release the flow through small holes directly to crop roots or stems. The precise ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Africa’s youth key to strengthening agricultural economy

    Getting more African youth involved in agriculture and boosting support for the region's vulnerable family farmers will be pivotal to improving food security and economic well-being in the years to come, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told participants at the Organization's Regional Conference for Africa. He also named water ...

  • VG Life Sciences Subsidiary, VGEnergy, Hires Chief Science Advisor

    VG Life Sciences (OTC Pink: VGLS) announces that Martin B. Dickman, Ph.D., has joined its subsidiary VGEnergy, as Chief Science Advisor. In concert with the company’s Board of Directors, Dr. Dickman will enhance the scientific rigor of the company’s alternative energy core technology platform and expand development of a pipeline of products that enhance the lipid and sugar production ...


    By VG Energy

  • Audubon Hog Island Camp in Maine Celebrates 75th Anniversary

    One of the nation's greatest environmental education success stories will be celebrated August 20 as Audubon's Hog Island Camp marks 75 years of connecting people with nature. Since 1936, some of the world's most respected naturalists have inspired campers of all ages to learn about and protect birds and the environment. ...


    By National Audubon Society

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