Irrigation http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6021/more en California drought: State moves into fourth dry year http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/california-drought-state-moves-fourth-dry-year <div class="field-deck"> Growers face second consecutive year of not being able to tap CVP for irrigation water </div> <div class="node-body article-body">California farmers face second consecutive year without federal irrigation water</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/california-drought-state-moves-fourth-dry-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/california-drought-state-moves-fourth-dry-year#comments Irrigation Government Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:07:00 +0000 156421 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>An orange grove near Porterville, Calif. last year was removed after irrigation water was cut to California farmers. Other permanent crops met a similar fate.</p> Adjudicated water decisions often not best for growers http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/adjudicated-water-decisions-often-not-best-growers <div class="node-body article-body">California growers urged to avoid adjudication when settling water disputes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/adjudicated-water-decisions-often-not-best-growers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/adjudicated-water-decisions-often-not-best-growers#comments Irrigation Irrigation Mon, 23 Feb 2015 18:52:00 +0000 156331 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Speakers at the World Ag Expo&rsquo;s water forum, from left, Mark Larsen, Kaweah Delta Water Conservation District; Scott Kuney, Young Wooldridge Law Firm; Dorene D&rsquo;Adamo, California Water Resources Control Board; and, Mark Watte, grower and Kaweah Delta Water Conservation District director.&nbsp;</p> Corn silage producers should consider ‘more crop per drop’ strategy http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/corn-silage-producers-should-consider-more-crop-drop-strategy <div class="field-byline"> Dennis Pollock, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="field-deck"> Highest water stress occurs during tassel, silk development </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Corn silage producers can use a ‘more crop per drop’ strategy in a water deficit year if they are willing to accept a little less productivity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/corn-silage-producers-should-consider-more-crop-drop-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/corn-silage-producers-should-consider-more-crop-drop-strategy#comments Irrigation Corn Corn Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:52:00 +0000 156321 at http://westernfarmpress.com More drip irrigation in alfalfa’s future? http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/more-drip-irrigation-alfalfa-s-future <div class="node-body video-body">Should alfalfa producers consider putting in my drip irrigation systems. That question was asked several times during the Forage Seminar at World Ag Expo.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/more-drip-irrigation-alfalfa-s-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/more-drip-irrigation-alfalfa-s-future#comments Alfalfa Irrigation Management Orchard Crops Tree Nuts Fri, 20 Feb 2015 18:37:00 +0000 156261 at http://westernfarmpress.com Drought changes hay production practices in California http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/drought-changes-hay-production-practices-california <div class="node-body video-body">California's long-running drought is causing alfalfa producers to change their production practices and pump more groundwater, a situation that may not be sustainable for producers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/drought-changes-hay-production-practices-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/drought-changes-hay-production-practices-california#comments Alfalfa Irrigation Management Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:32:00 +0000 156151 at http://westernfarmpress.com Drought, new water law may lead to more fallowed acres in California http://westernfarmpress.com/government/drought-new-water-law-may-lead-more-fallowed-acres-california <div class="node-body video-body">The drought was very much on the mind of World Ag Expo attendees. Tulare producer Mark Watte discusses the impact of the state's new groundwater law during a meeting on the topic.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/drought-new-water-law-may-lead-more-fallowed-acres-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/drought-new-water-law-may-lead-more-fallowed-acres-california#comments Government Irrigation Fri, 13 Feb 2015 17:47:00 +0000 156121 at http://westernfarmpress.com Fresno State receives $1.12 million for water research http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/fresno-state-receives-112-million-water-research <div class="field-byline"> Fresno State </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Water management research and technology will continue to be a major emphasis for Fresno State.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/fresno-state-receives-112-million-water-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/fresno-state-receives-112-million-water-research#comments Irrigation Sustainable Agriculture Irrigation Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:55:00 +0000 156101 at http://westernfarmpress.com Drought: New curtailment orders on tap for California? http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/drought-new-curtailment-orders-tap-california <div class="node-body article-body">California looks at variety of options to conserve stored water in 2015</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/drought-new-curtailment-orders-tap-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/drought-new-curtailment-orders-tap-california#comments Irrigation Drought Wed, 04 Feb 2015 17:49:00 +0000 155911 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Storage in Shasta Lake should be rising this time of year, but lingering drought and river flows to maintain salinity levels in the Bay Delta region have taken a toll on the large reservoir.</p> People can't drink studies: they need water http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/people-cant-drink-studies-they-need-water <div class="node-body blog-body">California can ill-afford to waste more time on studies as wells go dry and third-world conditions expand in the Golden State</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/people-cant-drink-studies-they-need-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/people-cant-drink-studies-they-need-water#comments Irrigation Regulations Farm Press Blog Mon, 02 Feb 2015 23:15:00 +0000 155841 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>The Sacramento River at Red Bluff.</p> Friant Water Authority seeks long-term water solutions http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/friant-water-authority-seeks-long-term-water-solutions <div class="node-body article-body">Friant Water Authority seeks long-term water solutions through internal reorganization</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/friant-water-authority-seeks-long-term-water-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/friant-water-authority-seeks-long-term-water-solutions#comments Irrigation Organizations Mon, 02 Feb 2015 20:01:00 +0000 155821 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Fresno County citrus grower Harvey Bailey is chairman of the Friant Water Authority. He said the need for long-term water soultions for water users is one reason behind an internal reorganization of FWA.</p>