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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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • “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

  • 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 ...

  • ET Water Celebrates Smart Irrigation Month With the Launch of the GNOME Smart Irrigation Calculator

    ET Water Systems, the leader in smart irrigation control and water management solutions, today announced the nationwide launch of GNOME™ by ET Water. GNOME is a free Web-based water calculator that provides customized irrigation schedules to homeowners based on their local weather conditions and landscape profile. GNOME recommends just the right amount of water to use, frequently reducing water ...


    By Marketwire

  • $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 ...

  • NRG Powers 20 Schools and Irrigation System in Haiti with Solar Energy

    NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) today announced the successful completion of its “The Sun Lights the Way”project in the Boucan Carré region of Haiti. The program entailed the installation of solar electric systems at 20 schools, a fish farm and a drip irrigation system supporting agricultural production throughout Haiti’s Central Plateau region, through collaboration with ...


    By NRG Energy, Inc.

  • Tri-Tech Signs Strategic Partnering Agreement with an Australian Irrigation Solution Company

    Tri-Tech Holding, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRIT), which provides turn-key water resources management, water and wastewater treatment, industrial safety and pollution control solutions, announced today that it has signed a strategic partnership agreement (the "Agreement") with an ...


    By Tri-Tech Holding Inc.

  • ACWA Honors Patterson Irrigation District With 2012 Clair A. Hill Award

    The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) today presented the prestigious Clair A. Hill Award to Patterson Irrigation District for its Fish Screen Intake Project. The award was presented during the annual ACWA Spring Conference & Exhibition in Monterey, where more than 1,700 local water officials are gathered through Friday for programs and panel discussions on a variety of key water ...


    By Marketwire

  • Cranfield and UK Irrigation Association win international award for UK agriculture

    Experts from Cranfield University’s Centre for Water Science and the UK Irrigation Association (UKIA) have won the prestigious WatSave 2010 Technology Award for their research and promotion of on-farm reservoirs in the UK.  The winning project, undertaken by Cranfield’s Dr Keith Weatherhead and Dr Jerry Knox, and Dr Melvyn Kay, Executive Secretary of the UK Irrigation ...


    By Cranfield University

  • New PureSense Irrigation Manager™ Droid App Now Available Through the Android Market - Innovative Mobile App Proves Useful to Growers for Irrigation Management

    FRESNO, Calif. - PureSense Environmental Inc. announced today that its Irrigation Manager™ Android application is now available through the Android Market. The PureSense app allows growers to monitor their real-time field conditions and irrigation activity from their Android phones. Monitoring stations placed throughout growers' fields send data through the internet every fifteen minutes ...


    By PureSense Inc.

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