Tagged water management

Fruits
March 29, 2017
Water Allocations in California Deemed Unfair
Tom Nassif of Western Growers objects to a recent announcement that some in California’s Central Valley received only a 65% initial water allocation, while other growers in the region received 100%. Read More
Stormy skies over Florida
Citrus
March 14, 2017
Concerns Mount in the Sunshine State Over Growing Rainfall Deficits
Water conservation efforts called for as the dry season rolls on. Read More
Farm Management
February 14, 2017
Californians Holding Breath as More Storms Loom
Nearly 200,000 people evacuated below nation’s tallest dam; even growers have had enough for now. Read More
raspberry closeup
Berries
December 30, 2016
Berry Grower Hit with Fine for Water Use
Washington State Department of Ecology alleges grower supplied inaccurate water use figures, illegally irrigated two berry farms. Read More
Citrus
December 29, 2016
Are Today’s Agriculture Regulations Ripe for Reform? [Opinion]
Donald Trump has been clear that he is no fan of burdensome rules that stifle productivity. Read More
Florida Everglades swamp
Leafy Vegetables
December 21, 2016
BMPs Key to South Florida Water Quality Success
Growers, researchers working to reduce phosphorus loads in Everglades Ag Area. Read More
Citrus
December 12, 2016
California Drought Relief Bill Passes
Senate overwhelmingly approves bill authorizing water projects across the U.S. Read More
Low-volume overhead irrigation system at Jones Potato Farm
Citrus
December 5, 2016
South Florida Endures Driest November On Record
Region has not experienced any significant rainfall since Hurricane Matthew. Read More
SmartIrrigation Avocado app being used in the field
Fruits
October 20, 2016
Irrigation App Apt To Save Avocado Growers Time, Money
Fleshing out of technology developed by University of Florida scientists shows what methods yield the best results. Read More
Fruits
September 15, 2016
California Growers May Face More Water Cuts
State proposal would divert more water to San Joaquin River system to save endangered fish habitat. Read More
This satellite image captures Hurricane Hermine as it takes aim at Florida's Big Bend.
Citrus
September 7, 2016
Hermine Rains Down On Already-Soaked Sunshine State
Storm delivers extra dose of precipitation during one of the state’s wettest spells on record. Read More
Algal bloom overtaking mangroves near Stuart, FL
Citrus
August 9, 2016
Florida Farmers Need Not Sink Amid Algal Bloom Stink [Opinion]
In the wake of an algal bloom disaster, growers need to be prepared, proactive, and farm smart. There is much at stake. Read More
Florida Everglades swamp shot at sunset
Citrus
August 9, 2016
Water Quality Win Streak Continues For South Florida Farmers
Despite record rainfall, producers in the Everglades Agricultural Area again exceed phosphorus reduction standards. Read More
Citrus
August 3, 2016
Topsy-Turvy Weather Trend Continues In South Florida
Seasonal scripts flipped as region reports the 10th driest July on record. Read More
South Florida algal bloom from the air near Stuart, FL
Citrus
July 6, 2016
Algal Bloom Crisis Forcing Florida Farmers To Tread Water
With state of emergency actions underway, growers and industry stakeholders are having to face, respond to critics. Read More
Stormy skies over Florida
Citrus
June 2, 2016
Storm Season Off To Extra-Soggy Start In South Florida
No let-up for parts of the Sunshine State still trying to shake off from wettest dry season in nearly six decades. Read More
Farm Management
June 2, 2016
Supreme Court Gives OK For Farmers To Challenge Clean Water Act
Farm Bureau hails Supreme Court victory: farmers and ranchers may sue to stop clean water regulation of ordinary farmland. Read More
Florida Everglades swamp shot at sunset
Citrus
May 2, 2016
As Hurricane Season Nears, South Florida Going Dry
All basins around the region experience rainfall deficits during April as totals fall far below average. Read More
Sunset on the 2015 Florida Ag Expo
Citrus
April 4, 2016
Dry Season Conditions Finally Arrive For South Florida
March rainfall mostly below average around region, breaking string of historically wet weather. Read More
South Florida Water Management District's Merritt Pump Station
Citrus
March 21, 2016
Wild Winter Forces South Florida To Move More Than 24 Billion Gallons Of Water
An extraordinarily wet dry season precipitates massive pumping procedure to relieve high-water levels in two critical locations. Read More
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Nuts
March 30, 2017
Lichens Thrive in Your Orchard During a …
Above average rainfall has created the perfect environment for growth. Read More
Citrus
March 30, 2017
EPA Denies Order to Ban Pesticide
Chlorpyrifos is an organophosphate insecticide that controls foliage and soilborne pests. Read More
Fruits
March 29, 2017
Water Allocations in California Deemed U…
Tom Nassif of Western Growers objects to a recent announcement that some in California’s Central Valley received only a 65% initial water allocation, while other growers in the region received 100%. Read More
Vegetables
March 29, 2017
Ocean Mist Farms’ Albert Pieri Die…
Pieri, who worked with Ocean Mist for almost 50 years, was a pioneer in the early days of California Artichoke and Vegetable Growers, which was renamed Ocean Mist Farms in 1995. Read More
Stone Fruit
March 29, 2017
Plum Varieties are Complex and Fascinati…
While diversity in species gives the consumer many options, plums can be a challenge for growers and marketers. Read More
Grapes
March 28, 2017
Understanding the Economics Of Red Blotc…
An economist and a plant pathologist team up to help growers understand the threshold for action when a vine is diagnosed with the virus. Read More
Apples & Pears
March 28, 2017
Washington State University Offers Powde…
Opening buds may be exposed to overwintering inoculum as temperatures begin to rise. Read More
Nuts
March 28, 2017
How to Determine Optimal Almond Tree Spa…
Determining the proper row spacing for an orchard should be based on more than production and equipment access, and growers should also ponder the number of trees per row. Read More
Apples & Pears
March 27, 2017
It’s a Family Reunion at IFTA
Some of my fondest memories on the road are at IFTA conferences. Read More
Apples & Pears
March 27, 2017
Out of this World Expectations for ̵…
With millions of trees going into PNW orchards, Washington State growers are betting big on ‘Cosmic Crisp'. The shift in varieties planted and more took center stage when the International Fruit Tree’s Annual Conference met in Wenatchee, WA. Read More
Citrus
March 27, 2017
Say Hello to the New Miss Florida Citrus
Storied tradition continues with crowning of the industry’s newest advocate. Read More
Irrigation
March 26, 2017
Tips to Maximize Water Efficiency in You…
Editor’s note: Spencer Cooper joined the Almond Board of California last fall as Senior Manager, Irrigation and Water Efficiency. Western Read More
Berries
March 26, 2017
Outsmarting SWD with Social Media
Entomologist in Kentucky uses social media for pest updates, trap catches. Read More
Citrus
March 25, 2017
New Videos Offer Tips on Planting Pollin…
A new video series on planting flowering habitats is designed to help growers support crop pollinators. Read More
Berries
March 25, 2017
Florida Blueberry Crop Escapes Slap from…
Freeze protection tactics prove fruitful as local producers look to gain from Georgia’s loss. Read More
Apples & Pears
March 25, 2017
Two MAIA Releases Available for Growers,…
‘Crunch-A-Bunch’ is an early ‘GoldRush’ and ‘Bakers Delight’ is a secret ingredient for baking. Read More
Nuts
March 24, 2017
Foreboding Fungus Vexes Almond Growers
In parts of California, almond growers have recently become concerned about Ganoderma root and butt rot. To put this concern Read More
Citrus
March 24, 2017
Marrone Bio Introduces Biostimulant to R…
Haven Anti-transpirant helps to reduce transpiration of fruit, nut, and vegetable crops. Read More