Texas Cotton: Growth-Stage-Based Irrigation May Improve Yields Nov 19, 2019

🕔Nov 19, 2019
Cotton is sensitive to water stress at different growth stages, needing water at specific times to produce a high-yielding crop. A Texas A&M AgriLife Research study investigated the best strategies to improve […]

Minnesota: Conservation in Ag – How the Process Is Working – Podcast Aug 21, 2019

🕔Aug 21, 2019
In this installment of the Gopher Coffee Shop podcast, Extension educators Ryan Miller and Brad Carlson sit down with Jill Sackett Eberhart, Board Conservationist with the Board of Water and […]

California: Managed Flooding — Could It Restore Aquifers? Apr 10, 2019

🕔Apr 10, 2019
In California, the amount of water exiting aquifers under the state’s most productive farming region far surpasses the amount of water trickling back in. That rampant overdraft has caused land […]

Kansas: Farmers Used 20% Less Groundwater, Gained More Profits Mar 27, 2019

🕔Mar 27, 2019
When a group of farmers in northwest Kansas decided to voluntarily reduce their use of groundwater, no one really knew how that might affect their profitability. Five years later, they […]

Aquifers, Groundwater: Impact on Long-Term Irrigated Ag Productivity Mar 26, 2019

🕔Mar 26, 2019
A new Council of Agricultural Science and Technology, or CAST, paper examines the causes and consequences of groundwater depletion throughout the U.S. with a focus on how this will affect […]

Texas Land Trends Report – The Value of Conservation Easements Feb 19, 2019

🕔Feb 19, 2019
The Texas Land Trends project of Texas A&M’s Natural Resources Institute, or NRI, has published a special series report describing Texas landowner participation in land conservation easements and their value […]

Water Conservation: USDA Efforts Reflect Regional Differences Dec 29, 2017

🕔Dec 29, 2017
Irrigated agriculture in the United States comes in many forms: Nebraska’s center-pivot-sprinkler-irrigated corn and soybean, California’s drip-irrigated orchards, Arkansas’s flood-irrigated rice, Florida’s furrow-irrigated sugarcane, Massachusetts’ cranberry bogs, and Montana’s movable-sprinkler-irrigated […]

Water Irrigation and Conservation vs. Politics and Economics Dec 26, 2017

🕔Dec 26, 2017
A growing population and rising incomes have challenged agricultural supply and led to drastic increases in irrigated agriculture. Globally, irrigated acreage increased by 76% between 1970 and 2012. Irrigated agriculture […]

Arkansas: Soil, Water Education Conference, Expo, Jonesboro, Jan. 31 Dec 12, 2017

🕔Dec 12, 2017
The 20th annual Arkansas Soil and Water Education Conference and Expo 2018 will be held January 31 at the first National Bank Arena at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. The […]

Almond Board of California Invests $4.8 Mln in ‘Next-Generation’ Farming Research Dec 5, 2017

🕔Dec 5, 2017
Almond Board of California (ABC) today announced an investment of $4.8 million in 64 independent, third-party research projects exploring next-generation farming practices. Additionally, ABC released the first annual Almond Sustainability […]

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