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  • Treated wastewater irrigation use

    An article in Water Asset Management International examines economic, social and environmental factors which could be considered in an integrated way to evaluate the treated municipal wastewater reuse procedure for irrigation purposes in Greece. Water scarcity and deterioration in the quality of water resources in ...


  • True Precision Irrigation Technology

    Precision farming has enabled growers to implement greater control over their operation. So, it makes sense that precise irrigation can quickly yield results. Variable Rate Irrigation (VRI) from Valley® Irrigation uses prescriptions developed specifically for each field, allowing growers to apply precise water application throughout the ...


  • 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 ...

  • Bolivia expands watershed-based irrigation

    IDB finances construction of new infrastructure and systems for sustainably managing scarce water resources. Bolivia will build 33 community irrigation systems covering 9,000 hectares in seven Departments throughout the country under a US$34 million program financed by the Inter-American Development Bank. Drawing on lessons from past irrigation programs in Bolivia’s arid and semi-arid regions, ...

  • Irrigation Pumps Market in India 2013

    Indian pump industry caters to demand from diverse sectors. Irrigation requirement of the agricultural sector owing to unreliability of the monsoons is driving the growth of this market. The report begins with an overview of the major macro economic indicators which highlights the present economic scenario prevalent in India. It is followed by the introduction section which provides a ...


  • Rivulis Irrigation and Manna Irrigation Featured in New Ag International

    Rivulis Irrigation and Manna Irrigation were featured by New Ag International magazine in the “Irrigation and Technology Leaders” section of the March/April 2017 edition. The article includes highlights the strength and success of the Rivulis Irrigation strategy for growth in the market and how the innovative approach to precision agriculture pioneered by Manna Irrigation brings even ...


    By Rivulis Irrigation

  • Discover Innovative Products Introduced by Rivulis Irrigation at the Irrigation Show

    Rivulis Irrigation will feature our innovative irrigation products in booth 817 at the Irrigation Show, December 7 – 8, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Alongside industry leading products like T-Tape Drip Tape, ...


    By Rivulis Irrigation

  • 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 ...


  • Funding Available to Farmers to Improve Irrigation Water Efficiency

     The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California, in partnership with DOI's Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), is providing funds to improve the efficiency of agricultural water use in five select locations throughout California. This partnership combines rural infrastructure upgrades with on-farm conservation enhancements.  The deadline to submit an application ...

  • Taking Irrigation Management to the Next Level with BaseStation3

    The latest product that can improve growers' daily lives is coming soon. Valley®  BaseStation3™ will  provide growers with a simple, customizable irrigation management solution. “This product is designed to ...


  • Deere Reaches Agreement to Sell Irrigation Operations

    Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell its irrigation operations to FIMI Opportunity Funds, the leading private equity firm in Israel. After being involved in the production of irrigation products for seven years, Deere announced in September its intention to seek strategic options for the irrigation operations known as John Deere Water. ...


    By John Deere

  • 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 ...

  • Improved soil water sensors aid in irrigation management

    Agriculture, a large user of water for irrigation, is under pressure to reduce water use. Increased urban population growth has created more competition for limited water supplies. While growers have used soil moisture probes to aid in irrigation management in the past, earlier probes required maintenance or were expensive or inadequate.  New electronic sensors have been developed that require ...

  • “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

  • ClimateMinder and McGrath Family Farms Deploy Crop and Irrigation Monitoring and Control Solution

    McGrath Family Farms' owner monitors his field, environmental and crop conditions from a cell phone OXNARD, Calif., - ClimateMinder announced today the deployment of its crop and irrigation monitoring and control solution for McGrath Family Farms.  This system collects and monitors field, environmental and crop conditions from sensors in the field. Phil McGrath, owner of McGrath Family Farms ...


  • $500,000 Available to Farmers in the South San Joaquin Irrigation District

    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is providing funds to improve the efficiency of agricultural water use in the South San Joaquin Irrigation District (SSJID), Division Nine Irrigation Enhancement Project Area. The deadline to submit an application for assistance is April 29, 2013. "We are proud to offer landowners in this irrigation district ...

  • AECOM wins USAID-funded contract for irrigation and watershed-management program in Afghanistan

    AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private clients in more than 130 countries around the world, announced today that it has been awarded a five-year, US$44-million contract by Perini Management Services Inc. as part of a United States Agency for International ...


    By AECOM

  • 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 ...

  • ABB irrigation control solution saves water and energy in Spain

    The ABB solution controls the irrigation system for 10,700 plots of land in a 210 square-kilometer belt of prime agricultural land in the Zujar Canal region of western Spain, where local farmers grow sweet corn, tomatoes, olives, rice and a variety of other fruits and vegetables. Prior to ABB’s involvement, many farmers had to drive up to 40 kilometers to irrigate their land. They had to open ...


    By ABB

  • Sensor-based Irrigation Systems Show Potential to Increase Greenhouse Profitability

    Wireless sensor-based irrigation systems can offer significant benefits to greenhouse operators. Advances in sensor technology and increased understanding of plant physiology have made it possible for greenhouse growers to use water content sensors to accurately determine irrigation timing and application rates in soilless substrates. The wireless sensor systems provide more accurate measurements ...

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