Irrigation http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6021/more en 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 Is urban water district prematurely counting rain drops? http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/urban-water-district-prematurely-counting-rain-drops <div class="node-body blog-body">Could Metropolitan Water District be counting rain drops before northern California lakes have a chance to rise in response to storms?</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/urban-water-district-prematurely-counting-rain-drops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/urban-water-district-prematurely-counting-rain-drops#comments Irrigation El Nino Farm Press Blog Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:32:00 +0000 153741 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Earlier this summer a marina at Shasta Lake when the water level was down about 150 feet in elevation.</p> Media mischaracterize Westside farmers over water http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/media-mischaracterize-westside-farmers-over-water <div class="field-byline"> California Farm Water Coalition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Media continue to mischaracterize water use by San Joaquin Valley farmers</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/media-mischaracterize-westside-farmers-over-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/media-mischaracterize-westside-farmers-over-water#comments Irrigation Irrigation Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:07:00 +0000 153731 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Westside farmer George Delgado looks over 800 acres of fallowed farmland west of Firebaugh that used to grow melons and other crops. It sat idle in 2014 due in part to drought and because federal regulators failed to deliver irrigation water to Central Valley growers.</p> Dust Bowl images share resemblance to modern day http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/dust-bowl-images-share-resemblance-modern-day <div class="node-body blog-body">There are striking similarities in the images we saw taken by Dorothea Lange during the Dust Bowl, and those taken in modern-day, drought-ravaged 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/dust-bowl-images-share-resemblance-modern-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/dust-bowl-images-share-resemblance-modern-day#comments Irrigation Drought Farm Press Blog Wed, 08 Oct 2014 02:11:00 +0000 152991 at http://westernfarmpress.com Strip till methods get good look in California silage corn http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/strip-till-methods-get-good-look-california-silage-corn <div class="node-body article-body"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>California farmers may be known for many things; early adoption of conservation tillage practices is not one of them.</p> <p>Drought could be changing all that for some as there appears to be interest in growing silage corn using strip-till methods. California&rsquo;s reliance on silage corn to feed its large dairy herd requires significant acreages, and with it, ample water.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/strip-till-methods-get-good-look-california-silage-corn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/strip-till-methods-get-good-look-california-silage-corn#comments Irrigation Irrigation Reduced Tillage Farming Mon, 06 Oct 2014 15:03:00 +0000 152921 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Mike Petersen, an agronomist working with California Ag Solutions, explains the importance of root development in corn and how soil moisture plays into that.</p> Temperance Flat floats EIS ahead of election http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/temperance-flat-floats-eis-ahead-election <div class="field-deck"> Sites and Los Vaqueros reservoirs also in line for potential bond money </div> <div class="node-body article-body">California water bond proponents begin election push on Proposition 1</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/temperance-flat-floats-eis-ahead-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/temperance-flat-floats-eis-ahead-election#comments Irrigation Election Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:40:00 +0000 152141 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>A water bond press conference drew supporters from both sides of California&#39;s political divide in a show of support for additional water storage in the Golden State.</p>