Irrigation http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6021/more en California groundwater being used at unsustainable rate http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/california-groundwater-being-used-unsustainable-rate <div class="field-deck"> University of California professors call for swift action to prevent catastrophy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Two University of California scientists predict groundwater will be unavailable for much of the Golden State within a few decades if current practices aren't changed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/california-groundwater-being-used-unsustainable-rate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/california-groundwater-being-used-unsustainable-rate#comments Irrigation Sustainable Agriculture Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:45:00 +0000 150801 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Potatoes being irrigated in Kern County, Calif.</p> Major media still wrong on agricultural water use http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/major-media-still-wrong-agricultural-water-use <div class="node-body blog-body">State records show that media continue to lie about Calfifornia agriculture's use of irrigation 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/major-media-still-wrong-agricultural-water-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/major-media-still-wrong-agricultural-water-use#comments Irrigation Drought Farm Press Blog Fri, 18 Jul 2014 04:20:00 +0000 150791 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Drip irrigation is commonly used in California citrus groves.</p> Agribiz - Netafim rolls out portable drip irrigation technology http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/agribiz-netafim-rolls-out-portable-drip-irrigation-technology <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Addressing the diverse operational and environmental needs of today&rsquo;s modern growers, Netafim has unveiled <a href="http://www.netafimusa.com/agriculture/products/polynet">PolyNet</a> - a high-performance, flexible, lightweight, cost-effective piping solution for above and below-ground agricultural drip irrigation systems.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/agribiz-netafim-rolls-out-portable-drip-irrigation-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/agribiz-netafim-rolls-out-portable-drip-irrigation-technology#comments Irrigation Tue, 08 Jul 2014 23:46:00 +0000 150581 at http://westernfarmpress.com Film shows human cost of irrigation cuts to agriculture http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/film-shows-human-cost-irrigation-cuts-agriculture <div class="node-body article-body">Film documents human tragedy from irrigation cuts to Central Valley farmers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/film-shows-human-cost-irrigation-cuts-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/film-shows-human-cost-irrigation-cuts-agriculture#comments Irrigation Regulations Tue, 08 Jul 2014 02:38:00 +0000 150541 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Independent film maker&nbsp;Juan Carlos Oseguera, right, and San Joaquin Valley farmer George Delgado stand where Delgado grew melons and other row crops.</p> Fresno County canal breech blamed on wild pigs http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/fresno-county-canal-breech-blamed-wild-pigs <div class="field-deck"> Repairs could take a week to complete </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fresno County, Calif. irrigation canal levee fails</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/fresno-county-canal-breech-blamed-wild-pigs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/fresno-county-canal-breech-blamed-wild-pigs#comments Irrigation Gold Groups & Organizations Mon, 07 Jul 2014 23:49:00 +0000 150531 at http://westernfarmpress.com Will El Niño bring winter rain to California? http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/will-el-ni-o-bring-winter-rain-california <div class="field-deck"> Conditions shaping up for early rainy season in Golden State </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Will possibility of El Niño bring rain to drought-parched California this winter?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/will-el-ni-o-bring-winter-rain-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/will-el-ni-o-bring-winter-rain-california#comments Irrigation El Nino Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:18:00 +0000 150211 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>The Sacramento River water level in Red Bluff, Calif. is lower due to drought and measured releases from Shasta Lake. Severe El Ni&ntilde;o events in the past have resulted in severe flooding along the river.</p> Could more dryland farming be in California's future? http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/could-more-dryland-farming-be-californias-future <div class="node-body blog-body">Could California farming's reliance on irrigation technologies and infrastructure be blamed for lower adoption rates of conservation tillage and dryland farming methods?</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/could-more-dryland-farming-be-californias-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/could-more-dryland-farming-be-californias-future#comments Irrigation Drought Farm Press Blog Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:32:00 +0000 149991 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>No-till and strip-till conservation agronomy practices are more popular outside of California.</p> Long summer of citrus removal begins in California http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/long-summer-citrus-removal-begins-california <div class="field-deck"> Political inaction on water forces growers to destroy groves </div> <div class="node-body article-body">California citrus growers forced to destroy groves due to state and federal inaction on water.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/long-summer-citrus-removal-begins-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/long-summer-citrus-removal-begins-california#comments Irrigation Gold Drought Thu, 12 Jun 2014 00:11:00 +0000 149821 at http://westernfarmpress.com Kern County, Calif. citrus grower John Gless watches as 60 acres of his seedless Valencia orange trees are removed by heavy equipment. Is the almond cart currently ahead of the water wagon? http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/almond-cart-currently-ahead-water-wagon <div class="node-body blog-body">Water availability is the biggest kink in the almond supply chain 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/almond-cart-currently-ahead-water-wagon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/almond-cart-currently-ahead-water-wagon#comments Irrigation Drought Farm Press Blog Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:17:00 +0000 149801 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Loaded almond branch about three months ahead of harvest.</p> Photos: Water export plan primes the protest pump http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/photos-water-export-plan-primes-protest-pump <div class="node-body gallery-body">California farmers upset over proposed ground water export plan.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/photos-water-export-plan-primes-protest-pump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/photos-water-export-plan-primes-protest-pump#comments Irrigation Drought Tue, 10 Jun 2014 23:03:00 +0000 149781 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Flowing irrigation water from wells that pump water from deep beneath Merced County could be impacted by a proposed plan to export 26,000 acre feet of water over two years to an adjacent county.</p>