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  • Report: 70% of legally required agricultural water management plans not submitted

    Twenty-four of California’s agricultural water districts have submitted agricultural water management plans, leaving 55 districts out of compliance with the requirement of the Water Conservation Act of 2009, according to a new joint analysis issued today by the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Pacific Institute. This represents a 30% compliance rate, meaning there is much work to ...

  • Soil Scout selected as 2015 Red Herring Winner

    Soil Scout, provider of innovative ground measuring solutions for the agriculture, forest and environmental industries, has been selected as a winner of the 2015 Red Herring Europe award. Red Herring’s Top 100 has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring’s editors were among the first to recognize that companies such ...


    By Soil Scout Ltd

  • NivuLog SunFlow

    No power supply available but you need permanent flow measurement anyway? - Now this is possible without any problems! Introducing the NivuLog SunFlow, NIVUS has developed an independent and solar-powered flow measurement station with integrated data transmission via GPRS. The robust and compact enclosure contains all components needed such as solar panel, flow calculator, modem, ...


    By NIVUS GmbH

  • Banana compost could boost crop yields, a study finds

    Using old banana trees to make compost may help boost crop yields while cutting down water and fertiliser use, according to an Egyptian researcher. Banana-based fertiliser could cut about 20 per cent of the water used in irrigating maize and lead to better yields and improved soil properties — such as availability of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • India to take green revolution to eastern drylands

    India will plough US$86 million into extending its green revolution to the eastern drylands. Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee presented the country's 2010–11 budget in parliament today (26 February). Unlike the first phase of the country's green revolution — which introduced high-yielding wheat varieties that need a lot of irrigation, fertiliser and pesticide — India will now focus on drylands ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Nitrogen Management Studied in Greenhouse Pepper Production

    As consumer demand for year-round fresh produce increases, vegetable and fruit producers are facing significant environmental and sustainability issues, and are being challenged to examine traditional production practices in order to improve product quality while limiting environmental impact. A recent focus on both the positive and negative effects of nitrogen applications has researchers across ...

  • Learn about groundwater during National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 10-16

    One of the most important natural resources directly impacting the quality of Americans’ lives — groundwater — is also one most people know little or nothing about, according to the National Ground Water Association. “The problem is that people cannot be a good steward of something they don’t understand,” said NGWA Public Awareness ...

  • U.S. EPA recognizes 2015 WaterSense Partners of the Year in California and Nevada

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership, the Municipal Water District of Orange County, KB Home, Energy Inspectors Corporation, and 13 other winners as WaterSense Partners of the Year for creating, rebating, communicating and educating consumers about WaterSense labeled products, homes and programs. EPA Region 9 is working with all ...

  • WBCSD and SNV conclude dialogue series on “Exploring business solutions for development in Latin America”

    Geneva - Over the past months, the alliance between the WBCSD and the Netherlands Development Organization SNV has convened high-level dialogues in eight target countries, bringing together Latin ...

  • A little nitrogen can go a long way

    Varying the rate of crop production inputs such as fertilizer and seed makes intuitive sense, as farmers have long observed differences in crop yield in various areas of a single field. The availability of spatial yield information from combines equipped with yield monitors has provided a good resource for improved management. So, optimizing inputs to match yield potential of different areas ...

  • Green Innovation Fund Targets Farmers

    Reading Greenwise Business this week, we’ve learnt of a new fund available to small and medium-sized enterprises that are shown to be pioneering solutions to some of the problems currently facing the country’s farming, from water resource efficiency, through to pest control. The venture capital fund of an initial £9 million investment, called Agri-Innovation Venture Capital ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Race is on to feed warming world

    It can take up to 30 years to improve a crop variety, test it and persuade farmers to adopt it. That means the speed of climate change in Africa could make a new variety of maize useless even before the first harvest, according to new research. But two separate studies that address the challenge of food security in a rapidly ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Jelly Belly Candy Company Selects ValleyCrest and HydroPoint for Major WeatherTRAK Installation

    HydroPoint Data Systems, Inc. and ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance announced a partnership today with Jelly Belly Candy Company to implement the ...

  • Cornell Pump Company commemorates 65th anniversary year; name employee service awards

    Cornell Pump Company started in 1946 through the innovation and determination of five founders. Today, Cornell awards our outstanding employees with service awards for making 2011 the highest grossing sales year in our history. Cornell Pump Company began producing quality, innovative pumps in April of 1946. Cornell Pump is paying tribute to our history with a special tribute ...


    By Cornell Pump Company

  • Southwest Kansas Farmland, Mineral Rights to Sell in Oct. 20 Auction

    GARDEN CITY, KS -- (Marketwire) -- 09/09/10 -- Approximately 3,552 acres of Southwest Kansas farmland, including irrigated land, dryland and pasture, will sell at auction Wednesday, Oct. 20, as the Nelle Beach Trust seeks to liquidate its holdings near Garden City. Schrader-Westchester auctions will manage the sale. ...


  • Climate change to shift global spread and quality of agricultural land

    New areas of land suitable for agriculture will open up under climate change’s effects, new research predicts, particularly in far northern regions of the world. However, the overall quality of land for farming will decline and many regions, including Europe, could lose large areas of suitable land. Demand for agricultural products is expected to rise by 70–110% by 2050. This is ...

  • Record-breaking $17.3 billion in crop losses last year; significant portion potentially avoidable

    Report shows county-by-county analysis of impacts in the ten states with highest crop insurance losses due to extreme weather: Extreme weather forced the Federal Crop Insurance Program (FCIP) to pay out a record-breaking $17.3 billion in crop losses last year, much of which could have been prevented using water-smart strategies, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. Payments ...

  • Workshop: How to Grow Bigger, Better Strawberries and Get Them Earlier

    Small-fruit researchers with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University will offer a workshop May 25 on a production method that results in larger, sweeter strawberries and can help growers extend the harvest season by weeks. Called plasticulture strawberry production, the method is an increasingly popular technique in which strawberries are planted ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Less nitrogen could increase profit & sustainability

    More fertilizer doesn't always mean more profit. That's one conclusion from a 10-year study conducted by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists at the agency’s Soil Plant Nutrient Research Unit in Fort Collins, Colo., and colleagues at Colorado State University. From 1998 to 2008, the researchers evaluated and compared potential management strategies for reducing nitrogen and nitrate ...

  • FOURCE: a technique for reducing the salinity of brackish water

    The Fource project created by Lodewijk Stuyt from Alterra and PhD candidate Melle Nikkels from Wageningen University has won first prize at Water Republic x SAIL 2015 Innovation Edition. In Pakhuis de Zwijger, situated on the bank of the IJ in Amsterdam, three very diverse projects were selected from the 25 entries competing for the innovation prizes for water in the broadest sense of the word. ...

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