Irrigation http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6021/more en Friant Water Authority continues course change http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/friant-water-authority-continues-course-change <div class="node-body article-body">Ron Jacobsma leaves post as general manager of Friant Water Authority</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/friant-water-authority-continues-course-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/friant-water-authority-continues-course-change#comments Irrigation Groups & Organizations Fri, 24 Apr 2015 01:39:00 +0000 157991 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>For a second consecutive year the Friant-Kern will not deliver irrigation water to California farmers.&nbsp;</p> Water right curtailment orders flow from Sacramento http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/water-right-curtailment-orders-flow-sacramento <div class="node-body article-body">State Water Resources Control Board begins issuing curtailment orders to California farmers and ranchers</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/water-right-curtailment-orders-flow-sacramento" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/water-right-curtailment-orders-flow-sacramento#comments Irrigation Regulations Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:31:00 +0000 157981 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California officials began issuing water curtailment orders for users on the Scott River and San Joaquin River watershed. The order affects junior rights holders.</p> SDI systems have bright future in helping feed growing world population http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/sdi-systems-have-bright-future-helping-feed-growing-world-population <div class="node-body video-body">Netafim celebrates 50th anniversary with press conference, new product introduction at World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif.</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/irrigation/sdi-systems-have-bright-future-helping-feed-growing-world-population" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/sdi-systems-have-bright-future-helping-feed-growing-world-population#comments Alfalfa Irrigation Management Orchard Crops Tue, 14 Apr 2015 21:25:00 +0000 157741 at http://westernfarmpress.com California reservoirs inch closer to going dry http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/california-reservoirs-inch-closer-going-dry <div class="node-body gallery-body">Major reservoirs used to irrigate much of Central Valley agriculture are going dry</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/california-reservoirs-inch-closer-going-dry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/california-reservoirs-inch-closer-going-dry#comments Irrigation Drought Mon, 13 Apr 2015 18:01:00 +0000 157691 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Docks at Millerton Lake near Fresno sit high and dry for a second consecutive season as water levels in the lake formed by Friant Dam continue to plummet.</p> California water decisions lead to misplaced outrage http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/california-water-decisions-lead-misplaced-outrage <div class="node-body blog-body">California's drought and the misplaced outrage over water allocations</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-water-decisions-lead-misplaced-outrage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/california-water-decisions-lead-misplaced-outrage#comments Irrigation Irrigation Farm Press Blog Fri, 10 Apr 2015 22:26:00 +0000 157651 at http://westernfarmpress.com California agriculture's use of water is not the problem http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/california-agricultures-use-water-not-problem <div class="node-body blog-body">U.S. water policy has pushed humans to secondary users of water behind the environment</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-agricultures-use-water-not-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/california-agricultures-use-water-not-problem#comments Irrigation Irrigation Farm Press Blog Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:00:00 +0000 157591 at http://westernfarmpress.com Irrigation districts seize water taken by feds http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/irrigation-districts-seize-water-taken-feds <div class="field-deck"> USBR halts fish flows after discovering local diversion </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Irrigation districts seize control of USBR flows on Stanislaus River</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/irrigation-districts-seize-water-taken-feds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/irrigation-districts-seize-water-taken-feds#comments Irrigation Government Thu, 09 Apr 2015 02:25:00 +0000 157581 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Federal officials seek to push small Chinook salmon down the Stanislaus River into the San Joaquin River Delta through a series of pulse flows from New Melones Reservoir near Oakdale, Calif.</p> Dan Cox, US Fish and Wildlife Service AgSense releases ‘Field Commander Ultimate’ irrigation package http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/agsense-releases-field-commander-ultimate-irrigation-package <div class="node-body article-body"><p>AgSense LLC has released its &ldquo;Field Commander Ultimate&rdquo; precision irrigation package which combines the Field Commander controller with AgSense Crop Link telemetry units.</p> <p>The package offers versatility in remote monitoring and management of virtually all irrigation equipment, regardless of the brand, age, or current capabilities.</p> <p>The Field Commander Ultimate package allows growers to remotely monitor and precisely control center pivots and pumps, along with monitoring flow, pressure, and weather.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/agsense-releases-field-commander-ultimate-irrigation-package" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/agsense-releases-field-commander-ultimate-irrigation-package#comments Irrigation Wed, 08 Apr 2015 23:24:00 +0000 157571 at http://westernfarmpress.com LeafMon technology can reduce agricultural water use http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/leafmon-technology-can-reduce-agricultural-water-use <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Cermetek has announced new sensor technology called LeafMon to allow growers to base irrigation decisions on a measure of plant hydration.</p> <p>Traditionally, growers have irrigated on a schedule. More recently, soil moisture sensors have enabled growers to irrigate only when the ground is dry.</p> <p>LeafMon technology collects and analyzes new sensor data growers can use to base irrigation decisions on plant conditions. This technology will substantially reduce water use and permit the grower to maintain plants in near ideal conditions to maximize crop quality and yield.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/leafmon-technology-can-reduce-agricultural-water-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/leafmon-technology-can-reduce-agricultural-water-use#comments Irrigation Tue, 07 Apr 2015 17:02:00 +0000 157491 at http://westernfarmpress.com FieldNET Pivot Control controller upgrades nearly any brand pivot http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/fieldnet-pivot-control-controller-upgrades-nearly-any-brand-pivot <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Lindsay Corporation announces FieldNET Pivot Control, an upgrade for almost every brand of pivot to full remote irrigation control and monitoring capabilities.</p> <p>Many growers today manage multiple brands of irrigation systems. This requires operators to understand various types of pivot control panels, which take time to learn and could lead to operator error.</p> <p>Pivot Control can change the way growers manage their irrigation by providing a single consistent irrigation experience.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/fieldnet-pivot-control-controller-upgrades-nearly-any-brand-pivot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/fieldnet-pivot-control-controller-upgrades-nearly-any-brand-pivot#comments Irrigation Center Pivot Mon, 06 Apr 2015 21:17:00 +0000 157461 at http://westernfarmpress.com