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  • The Water Footprint of the California Almond

    Almonds are an agricultural success story for California, but can their cultivation be sustained as the state enters a new drought? As California heads into another drought and a future that by all estimates will see even less precipitation and more human demand for water, every drop is important. From taking showers measured in ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Climate-smart farming takes root in Kenya

    Like most African countries, Kenya is highly vulnerable to the impact of climate change. There is growing concern about potential stress on fragile ecosystems and rural communities, especially in the arid and semi-arid agro-ecological zones and some humid highland areas of the country. In keeping with the Strategy for Revitalizing Agriculture (SRA) of Kenya 2010-2015 and Kenya's vision 2030, ...

  • Eima 2016: A success for irrigation

    Energy saving and maximum efficiency are the cardinal points of agriculture 2.0. ...


    By Plastic Puglia

  • Rivulis Irrigation Featured on Israel Agricultural News Website

    (Israel – December 6, 2016) The following article was recently featured on the online news website, IsraelAgri. Rivulis Drip Tape/Lines, Software and More We interviewed Sharon Morag, Regional Sales Manager at Rivulis who is responsible for the following markets: former CIS countries and ...


    By Rivulis Irrigation

  • 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

  • “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 ...

  • KISSS America’s Water Efficient Product Is “Smart” For Smart Irrigation Month

    Many factors play into smart irrigation including starting with an ...


  • New Non Chemical Plant Growth Enhancer and Irrigation System Protector

    New from Fluid Dynamics the Agra-Tron scale inhibitor and plant growth enhancer Blockage of irrigation nozzels by Scale or Iron is a big problem in Irrigation systems .. this is generally caused by Calcium or Iron Oxide. Calcium does not only block nozzles it can also build up around the roots of a plant preventing water and salts getting into the plant. By Installing an Agra-Tron the ...

  • Project Looks At Water Uptake in Beet Crops – Rainwater Harvesting Tanks Reduce Irrigation Costs

    Farmers Guardian recently reported on an interesting project being conducted by the University of Nottingham.  The four year research project is looking at ways of enhancing water uptake in sugar beet crops that will cut costs and reduce irrigation. The impetus behind the project lies in the fact that UK sugar beet crops lose around ten per cent of available water through poor water ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Ormat Signs a New 20-Year Power Purchase Agreement for 10 MW Solar PV Project with Imperial Irrigation District

     Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) today announced that it has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Imperial Irrigation District (IID) for 10 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy.   The project, Ormat's first independent PV project in the U.S., will be located near the ...


    By Ormat Technologies, Inc.

  • Technika Introduces Digital Soil Moisture Pen

    Probe your soil (or similar material) with the simple-to-use Digital Soil Moisture Pen – LUPMS714. The pen has a large 1.25” digital display that enables highly accurate, high resolution readings. It also features a hold and min-max function, and indicates when the batteries need to be replaced. The Digital Soil Moisture Pen comes in a portable and durable water resistant ABS-plastic housing. ...


    By Sper Scientific

  • Optimal substrate moisture content determined for high-quality bedding plants

    The bedding plants sold in retail outlets are typically grown in greenhouse production environments where professionals can monitor irrigation, light, and temperature. When the greenhouse-grown plants reach the retail market, however, they are often subjected to a range of less-than-ideal light levels, temperatures, and irrigation schedules that can be detrimental to plant quality and vigor. ...

  • Water content thresholds recommended for Gardenia jasminoides

    More efficient irrigation management has become a primary focus in sustainable container plant production as growers look for ways to improve resource use and mitigate negative environmental impacts of fertilizers and pesticides that are often found in nursery runoff. Among the new technologies for increasing irrigation efficiency is the use of soil moisture sensors for automated irrigation. The ...

  • Grows Irritec presence in South America: established IRRITEC CHILE S.A.

    Irritec achieve Chilean market, with the foundation of a new branch that allow the growth of latin american business. The takeover of Chilean company Tecnoagro, well-know brand of irrigation sector, allows Irritec increase branches around the world, confirming the decisive wave of expansion that the company is going through for several years now. Grow up to four, after Mexico, USA and Brazil, ...


    By IRRITEC SpA

  • Abscisic acid treatments can prevent tomato blossom-end rot

    Plants are subjected to numerous environmental stresses -- drought, extreme temperatures, and excess light can all affect plant growth and quality. Looking for methods to improve the quality of tomato plants, researchers at the University of Tennessee turned to abscisic acid, a plant hormone known to help plants acclimate to these types of severe environmental stresses. The research results and ...

  • Saltwater solution to save crops

    Technology under development at the University of New South Wales could offer new hope to farmers in drought-affected and marginal areas by enabling crops to grow using salty groundwater. Associate Professor Greg Leslie, a chemical engineer at UNSW's UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology, is working with the University of Sydney on technology which uses reverse-osmosis membranes to ...

  • Giumarra Reedley activates PureSense Soil Moisture Monitoring Systems and realizes immediate benefits

    One month after installing PureSense to manage irrigation for 80 acres of stone fruit trees, Giumarra Reedley, a division of the Giumarra Companies, is seeing promising results. Since PureSense's Field Monitoring Stations were installed, the orchard's root zone is already at least 12 inches deeper and trees are showing 8 to 14 inches of unexpected new growth. "In past growing seasons, we have not ...


    By PureSense Inc.

  • Study shows potential for sweetpotato production in Pacific Northwest

    Sweetpotato, a warm-season root crop grown across the world, needs heat and humidity to flourish. In the United States, commercial sweetpotato production occurs predominantly in the southeastern states and California, while production farther north is limited. Recently, Oregon State University researchers discovered cultural practices that could help to increase sweetpotato production in 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 ...

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