In the last almond newsletter, I wrote an article on first irrigation timing. Since then, I talked to Allan Fulton, UCCE Water Resources Advisor in the northern Sacramento Valley, and learned that he uses only 50% of actual rainfall as
The key to success is often rooted in a solid plan, and experts with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture are encouraging Arkansas rice producers to start that plan with the technology known as Multiple Inlet Rice Irrigation,
The cold and wet seems like it just won’t quit this year. The continued saturation of tree root zones may lead to nutrient deficiency symptoms from reduced root activity. Sometimes these deficiencies are transient and symptoms resolve as the soil
Two California irrigation dealers – Agri-Valley Irrigation (AVI) and Irrigation Design and Construction (IDC) – have agreed to merge their businesses into a newly formed distribution company funded by Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. (JIS), an Indian-based multi-national manufacturer. “We are delighted to
Hull rot disease is caused by two pathogens that thrive on split hulls of well-watered and well-fertilized trees. The best defense against these pathogens is to cut back on irrigations and check that nitrogen rates do not exceed crop demand.
We are now seeing budbreak on our older trees. It has been abnormally dry in south Georgia for weeks, and the trees will need water as they wake up.
Alternating wet and dry production is a radical new way to grow rice, and some Mississippi producers are finding the idea not only seems feasible in theory, but also works well in practice. Jason Krutz is an irrigation specialist with
Pipe Planner’s last weekly webinar series is set for this week.
Clemson University Ph.D. student Phillip Williams has received a $94,808 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop and test technology aimed at reducing fertilizer usage and farming operational costs. Williams has been working with agricultural scientists
Valley Irrigation and Trimble announced that Valley Irrigation will become the exclusive OEM distributor of Trimble’s Irrigate-IQ precision irrigation solution. It will be available for Valley Corner Sprinkler Sequencing and Variable Rate Irrigation (VRI) products through Valley’s dealer network. The system