Irrigation http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6021/more en Cannon Michael takes helm at Bowles Farming Co. http://westernfarmpress.com/management/cannon-michael-takes-helm-bowles-farming-co <div class="field-byline"> Amy Roberts, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cannon Michael shoulders the responsibility of overseeing an 11,000-acre farm operation during California’s water crisis.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/cannon-michael-takes-helm-bowles-farming-co" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/cannon-michael-takes-helm-bowles-farming-co#comments Cotton Equipment Irrigation Management Vegetables Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 148041 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p><strong>CANNON MICHAEL is the new president of Bowles Farming Company, a diversified 11,000 acre family-farm operation located in Los Banos, Calif.</strong></p> Drought chokes ag research efforts in California http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/drought-chokes-ag-research-efforts-california <div class="field-deck"> Some trials cancelled, others destroyed by lack of water </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Drought chokes Ag research projects in California</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/drought-chokes-ag-research-efforts-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/drought-chokes-ag-research-efforts-california#comments Irrigation Drought Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:10:00 +0000 148091 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Robert Hutmacher runs the University of California&#39;s&nbsp;West Side Research and Extension Center. The UC cotton specialist says water allocation cuts to the center will force an overall 25 percent reduction in water availability, along with the ability to conduct timely and important research for California growers.</p> Toro celebrating its first 100 years with event at World Ag Expo http://westernfarmpress.com/equipment/toro-celebrating-its-first-100-years-event-world-ag-expo <div class="node-body video-body">Toro marks approach of its 100th anniversary with media event, product introduction at World Ag Expo.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/equipment/toro-celebrating-its-first-100-years-event-world-ag-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/equipment/toro-celebrating-its-first-100-years-event-world-ag-expo#comments Equipment Irrigation Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:51:00 +0000 148071 at http://westernfarmpress.com West Side almond crop in decent shape – for now http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/west-side-almond-crop-decent-shape-now <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The promising almond crop consultant Mark Anderson was seeing in the orchards on the San Joaquin Valley’s West Side at the end of March belied the deep concern he and his clients share about production prospects for the rest of this season and beyond.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/west-side-almond-crop-decent-shape-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/west-side-almond-crop-decent-shape-now#comments Irrigation Tree Nuts Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:26:00 +0000 147641 at http://westernfarmpress.com Oil and water mix well for Kern County agriculture http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/oil-and-water-mix-well-kern-county-agriculture <div class="node-body blog-body">Oil and water are a good mix in parched California agricultural region</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/oil-and-water-mix-well-kern-county-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/oil-and-water-mix-well-kern-county-agriculture#comments Irrigation Farm Press Blog Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:11:00 +0000 148001 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>An oil well quietly pumps crude next to a Kern County vineyard.</p> Water management tops wine grape challenges http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/water-management-tops-wine-grape-challenges <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“No one in the valley has any surplus water this year,” says Mendocino County grape grower Zac Robinson. “We’ll have to get by with whatever we have in our ponds.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/water-management-tops-wine-grape-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/water-management-tops-wine-grape-challenges#comments Grapes Irrigation Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:17:00 +0000 147921 at http://westernfarmpress.com California farmers have powerful ally — the sun? http://westernfarmpress.com/management/california-farmers-have-powerful-ally-sun <div class="field-byline"> Don Curlee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Need irrigation water? An Israeli company is pointing California toward the sun — desalinating brackish water.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/california-farmers-have-powerful-ally-sun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/california-farmers-have-powerful-ally-sun#comments Grapes Irrigation Management Tree Nuts Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:28:00 +0000 147541 at http://westernfarmpress.com Some California runoff being stored; just not all of it http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/some-california-runoff-being-stored-just-not-all-it <div class="node-body blog-body">Delta pumping turned on in wake of recent rains</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/some-california-runoff-being-stored-just-not-all-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/some-california-runoff-being-stored-just-not-all-it#comments Irrigation Drought Farm Press Blog Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:30:00 +0000 147971 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Shasta Lake on Feb. 1, 2014 with 1.65 milion acre feet of storage.</p> How to increase almond irrigation efficiency http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/how-increase-almond-irrigation-efficiency <div class="field-byline"> Almond Board of California </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In this time of drought, irrigation experts recommend almond growers facing reduced levels of available water spread out irrigations over the season as much as possible in proportion to almond evapotranspiration (ETc).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/how-increase-almond-irrigation-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/how-increase-almond-irrigation-efficiency#comments Irrigation Tree Nuts Gold Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 147671 at http://westernfarmpress.com Nitrogen Management Trial Shows Positive Results on Subsurface Drip Irrigated Tomatoes http://westernfarmpress.com/jr-simplot-company/nitrogen-management-trial-shows-positive-results-subsurface-drip-irrigated-tomato <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored by </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tomato growers are continuously looking for ways to maximize production while engaging in environmentally responsible and sustainable farming practices. Faced with the challenge of increasing yields and preserving resources, one California processor has turned to NutriSphere-N® to help in their efforts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/jr-simplot-company/nitrogen-management-trial-shows-positive-results-subsurface-drip-irrigated-tomato" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/jr-simplot-company/nitrogen-management-trial-shows-positive-results-subsurface-drip-irrigated-tomato#comments Irrigation J.R. Simplot Company Vegetables Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:14:00 +0000 147621 at http://westernfarmpress.com