Irrigation http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6021/more en Newspapers challenge California to see need for water http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/newspapers-challenge-california-see-need-water <div class="node-body blog-body">Newspaper editorials begin to challenge public thought on how water is currently used in California</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/newspapers-challenge-california-see-need-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/newspapers-challenge-california-see-need-water#comments Irrigation Regulations Farm Press Blog Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:49:00 +0000 155751 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Irrigation water in a California canal</p> New California law seeks to cap groundwater overdraft http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/new-california-law-seeks-cap-groundwater-overdraft <div class="node-body article-body">Trio of California law seeks to put cap on groundwater pumping, restore balance to aquifers</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/new-california-law-seeks-cap-groundwater-overdraft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/new-california-law-seeks-cap-groundwater-overdraft#comments Irrigation Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:15:00 +0000 155571 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California Water Foundation Director Lester Snow, left, and State Water Board Member Dorene D&#39;Adamo, speak at the Almond Conference on how California&#39;s trio of groundwater laws could be implemented and the deadlines mandated by the law for basins to provide plans to reach sustainability.</p> New DPR chloropicrin rules a 'public health safeguard’ http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/new-dpr-chloropicrin-rules-public-health-safeguard <div class="node-body article-body">The California Department of Pesticide Regulation will soon implement stricter rules on the use of chloropicrin in agriculture to 'better protect those who work and live near treated fields.'</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/new-dpr-chloropicrin-rules-public-health-safeguard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/new-dpr-chloropicrin-rules-public-health-safeguard#comments Irrigation Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:41:00 +0000 155371 at http://westernfarmpress.com California has no future without sustainable water http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/california-has-no-future-without-sustainable-water <div class="node-body blog-body">Building High Speed Rail without providing adequate water for California is irresponsible</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/california-has-no-future-without-sustainable-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/california-has-no-future-without-sustainable-water#comments Irrigation Crops Farm Press Blog Thu, 08 Jan 2015 17:03:00 +0000 155221 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Without sustainable water for farming, crops like this citrus grove in Central California will die and domestic food security will suffer.</p> Warmest year on record leads to low water supplies http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/warmest-year-record-leads-low-water-supplies <div class="node-body article-body">California's epic drought marked by record warmth</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/warmest-year-record-leads-low-water-supplies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/warmest-year-record-leads-low-water-supplies#comments Irrigation Drought Sat, 27 Dec 2014 16:43:00 +0000 154891 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Providing an overview of California water conditions during the 42<sup>nd</sup> Annual Almond Conference in Sacramento were, from left, Michael Anderson, California State Climatologist, DWR; Allan Fulton, UCCE Farm Advisor; Robert Curtis, ABC Associate Director of Agricultural Affairs; and Mike Wade, Executive Director, California Farm Water Coalition.</p> California DWR boosts pumping into San Luis Reservoir http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/california-dwr-boosts-pumping-san-luis-reservoir <div class="node-body article-body">California boosts pumping into San Luis Reservoir to capture storm runoff</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/california-dwr-boosts-pumping-san-luis-reservoir" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/california-dwr-boosts-pumping-san-luis-reservoir#comments Irrigation Gold Drought Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:12:00 +0000 154701 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>San Luis Reservoir in Central California fell to about 16 percent of capacity when this image was taken in July, 2013.</p> California raises wine glasses in toast of rain http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/california-raises-wine-glasses-toast-rain <div class="node-body blog-body">Forecasters somewhat optimistic about chance of rain in California</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/california-raises-wine-glasses-toast-rain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/california-raises-wine-glasses-toast-rain#comments Irrigation Precipitation Farm Press Blog Tue, 02 Dec 2014 23:16:00 +0000 154481 at http://westernfarmpress.com Agribiz: Nelson Irrigation introduces 1000 series valves http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/agribiz-nelson-irrigation-introduces-1000-series-valves <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Nelson Irrigation of Walla Walla, Washington has introduced its 1000 Series valves which the company says will save energy with higher flow capacity and lower friction loss.</p> <p>The valves have more precise and stable pressure regulation over a wider range of flow and with minimal pressure differential required across the valve.</p> <p>A modular design provides ultimate flexibility in valve style and connection type while simplifying installation, trouble-shooting, and maintenance &ndash; good news for the grower, installer, and system designer.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/agribiz-nelson-irrigation-introduces-1000-series-valves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/agribiz-nelson-irrigation-introduces-1000-series-valves#comments Irrigation Irrigation Equipment Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:59:00 +0000 154121 at http://westernfarmpress.com Best use of water bond money now at forefront http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/best-use-water-bond-money-now-forefront <div class="node-body blog-body">Now that California's water bond has passed the hard work of targeting money to worthwhile projects begins</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/best-use-water-bond-money-now-forefront" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/best-use-water-bond-money-now-forefront#comments Irrigation Election Farm Press Blog Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:55:00 +0000 154031 at http://westernfarmpress.com When 50, 40 and 10 don't add up in policy decisions http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/when-50-40-and-10-dont-add-policy-decisions <div class="node-body blog-body">Conservation alone cannot free up enough water for a growing state and economy, yet that's the premise California leaders want you to believe.</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/when-50-40-and-10-dont-add-policy-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/when-50-40-and-10-dont-add-policy-decisions#comments Irrigation Drought Farm Press Blog Wed, 05 Nov 2014 01:45:00 +0000 153831 at http://westernfarmpress.com