Irrigation http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6021/more en What if California stopped growing food for consumers? http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/what-if-california-stopped-growing-food-consumers <div class="node-body blog-body">Could drought be an open door to beginning policy discussion on very basic questions about water?</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/what-if-california-stopped-growing-food-consumers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/what-if-california-stopped-growing-food-consumers#comments Irrigation Drought Farm Press Blog Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:00 +0000 157101 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p><span>Mature cabbage and red and yellow onions for sale at Jack London Square, Oakland, Calif.&nbsp;<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">USDA photo by Lance Cheung.</a></span></p> IMO new irrigation management tool in almonds http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/imo-new-irrigation-management-tool-almonds <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A new practical tool for irrigation management called IMO provides an irrigator with an improved assessment of how irrigation is working under normal and extreme dry conditions.</p> <p>It is used for planning, analyzing, and executing irrigation strategies.</p> <p>IMO goes beyond conventional scientific irrigation scheduling to provide more detailed calculations to create a more accurate picture of how water is distributed in the field, how much is consumed by the crop, and how much percolates beyond the root zone.</p> <p>This can be accomplished at and below full irrigation.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/imo-new-irrigation-management-tool-almonds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/imo-new-irrigation-management-tool-almonds#comments Irrigation Almonds Sat, 21 Mar 2015 00:33:00 +0000 157061 at http://westernfarmpress.com California farmers already under drought emergency http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/california-farmers-already-under-drought-emergency <div class="field-byline"> Mike Wade, California Farm Water Coalition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">California farmers have been under drought emergency for two years as state now cuts back urban users</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/california-farmers-already-under-drought-emergency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/california-farmers-already-under-drought-emergency#comments Irrigation Drought Wed, 18 Mar 2015 16:05:00 +0000 156941 at http://westernfarmpress.com Toro releases Neptune Flat Emitter Dripline products http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/toro-releases-neptune-flat-emitter-dripline-products <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Toro announces the release of <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?broadhead./3ac7f88346/dc17b18a7c/28b819ce47/pid=toro-thinwall-dripline">Neptune</a> Flat Emitter Dripline in 8-mil and 18-mil wall thicknesses for both 5/8-inch and 7/8-inch internal diameters which augment the existing 10-, 13- and 15-mil wall thickness offering.</p> <p>Neptune 8-mil is also available in an 8-inch emitter spacing for good wetting patterns.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/toro-releases-neptune-flat-emitter-dripline-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/toro-releases-neptune-flat-emitter-dripline-products#comments Irrigation Wed, 11 Mar 2015 16:00:00 +0000 156751 at http://westernfarmpress.com California's lack of embarrassment is appalling http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/californias-lack-embarrassment-appalling <div class="node-body blog-body">Third world water conditions exist in same state responsible for the personal computer</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/californias-lack-embarrassment-appalling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/californias-lack-embarrassment-appalling#comments Irrigation Farm Press Blog Mon, 09 Mar 2015 23:24:00 +0000 156641 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California lawmakers appear unwilling to address common sense mitigation measures to drought. <em>Photo by USDA.</em></p> Feds to California farmers: 'no water for you this year' http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/feds-california-farmers-no-water-you-year <div class="field-deck"> State water project looks to make minimal deliveries to growers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Central Valley Project water will not go for agricultural uses in 2015</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/feds-california-farmers-no-water-you-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/feds-california-farmers-no-water-you-year#comments Irrigation Drought Sun, 08 Mar 2015 21:01:00 +0000 156581 at http://westernfarmpress.com 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