Irrigation http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6021/more en 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> Agribiz: Advanced Water Products offers new insertion paddle wheel http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/agribiz-advanced-water-products-offers-new-insertion-paddle-wheel <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Advanced Water Products (AWP) announces the new, IP114B-AF-126 Insertion Paddle Wheel with a flow rate in GPM and total in acre feet with scalable pulse output.</p> <p>The new Insertion Paddle Wheels from Seametrics address issues facing growers and irrigation dealers.</p> <p>Growers using propeller-type flow meters have faced a high rate of repairs resulting in expense and downtime. Irrigation dealers have dealt with returns of propeller-type flow meters and the high cost of inventory for each meter for different sized pipes.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/agribiz-advanced-water-products-offers-new-insertion-paddle-wheel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/agribiz-advanced-water-products-offers-new-insertion-paddle-wheel#comments Irrigation Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:59:00 +0000 151681 at http://westernfarmpress.com Agribiz: Raven unveils Hawkeye nozzle control system http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/agribiz-raven-unveils-hawkeye-nozzle-control-system <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Raven Industries&#39; applied science division&nbsp;announces <a href="http://ravenprecision.com/products/application-controls/hawkeye-nozzle-control-system/">Hawkeye</a>, an innovative pressure-based nozzle control system that provides the most precise and accurate application across the entire sprayer boom, and the entire field.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Customers are operating larger equipment in diverse field conditions while trying to better maximize and manage inputs, which has created demand for more innovation in Raven&rsquo;s application control products.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/agribiz-raven-unveils-hawkeye-nozzle-control-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/agribiz-raven-unveils-hawkeye-nozzle-control-system#comments Irrigation Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:42:00 +0000 151371 at http://westernfarmpress.com Water: California cannot afford misplaced priorities http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/water-california-cannot-afford-misplaced-priorities <div class="node-body blog-body">California cannot afford another year of misplaced priorities and lack of leadership when it comes to 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/water-california-cannot-afford-misplaced-priorities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/water-california-cannot-afford-misplaced-priorities#comments Irrigation Government Farm Press Blog Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:46:00 +0000 151151 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Contrasting lawns at California State Capitol. While some have been allowed to die, other show evidence of ample irrigation.</p> 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>