Practices and Systems http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/5865/more en Supreme Court could move forward with water rights lawsuit http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/supreme-court-could-move-forward-water-rights-lawsuit <div class="node-body article-body">The written complaint charges New Mexico with failure to live up to the terms of a multi-state water management agreement on how to distribute and manage the waters of the Rio Grande River.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/supreme-court-could-move-forward-water-rights-lawsuit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/supreme-court-could-move-forward-water-rights-lawsuit#comments Water Irrigation Legislation Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:55:00 +0000 100091 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Irrigation water is at the core of a&nbsp; Texas-New Mexico lawsuit that may be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.</p> The future of farming is new technology http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/future-farming-new-technology <div class="node-body article-body">...science and innovation is still outpacing the agricultural industry's ability to implement invention as fast as it is introduced and made available on the market.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/future-farming-new-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/future-farming-new-technology#comments Equipment Technology Mon, 11 Jul 2016 17:18:00 +0000 100041 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Thinkstock Photo Credit: Jevtic Mars probe to be used by agriculture http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/mars-probe-be-used-agriculture <div class="node-body article-body">The newly-named AgRover, a tracked robotic system, carries a soil sensing instrument that can test the quality of soil in any field. </div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/mars-probe-be-used-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/mars-probe-be-used-agriculture#comments Equipment Conservation Fri, 20 May 2016 16:06:00 +0000 99011 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Thinkstock/Credit: rajeshbac Twenty five percent of state’s agriculture production treading water http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/twenty-five-percent-state-s-agriculture-production-treading-water <div class="field-byline"> Sean Hubbard, OSU Communications Specialist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In attempt to save the Ogallala Aquifer, OSU is teaming up with seven other universities, as well as the USDA-Agricultural Research Service for innovative research and Extension activitie</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/twenty-five-percent-state-s-agriculture-production-treading-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/twenty-five-percent-state-s-agriculture-production-treading-water#comments Water Irrigation Thu, 05 May 2016 15:19:00 +0000 98671 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>The Ogallala aquifer provides productivity of 25 percent of Okalhoma&#39;s agricultural receipts from Beaver, Texas and Cimarron counties.</p> No-till, cover crops reduce stress of extreme farming http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/no-till-cover-crops-reduce-stress-extreme-farming <div class="field-byline"> Dee Ann Littlefield, USDA-NRCS </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Kimbrell began to notice something: despite heavy rainfall, his fields were not eroding and the water coming off of them was actually clear.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/no-till-cover-crops-reduce-stress-extreme-farming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/no-till-cover-crops-reduce-stress-extreme-farming#comments Corn No Till Wed, 30 Mar 2016 15:08:00 +0000 97971 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Conventionally tilled field with bare soil exposed to the elements results in severe erosion.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Dee Ann Littlefield, USDA-NRCS Valley agricultural producers, landowners eligible for assistance to improve irrigation, nutrient management http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/valley-agricultural-producers-landowners-eligible-assistance-improve-irrigation-nutrient- <div class="field-byline"> Rod Santa Ana, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Conservation practices eligible for funding include land leveling; installation of drip, sprinkler, or microspray irrigation systems; soil testing; implementation of surge valves; use of narrow border flood irrigation on citrus, and other practices to conserve soil and water resources.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/valley-agricultural-producers-landowners-eligible-assistance-improve-irrigation-nutrient-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/valley-agricultural-producers-landowners-eligible-assistance-improve-irrigation-nutrient-#comments Irrigation Systems Irrigation Sun, 13 Mar 2016 18:37:00 +0000 97631 at http://southwestfarmpress.com New products help boost irrigation efficiency http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/new-products-help-boost-irrigation-efficiency <div class="node-body article-body">At the Texas Plant Protection Association annual conference at Bryan, discussions centered on new wrinkles available to manage water more efficiently.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/new-products-help-boost-irrigation-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/new-products-help-boost-irrigation-efficiency#comments Irrigation Systems Irrigation Equipment Thu, 14 Jan 2016 15:15:00 +0000 96491 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Danny Sosebee shows the tubing used on a precision mobile drip irrigation system(PMDI). The system is a hybrid of center pivot and subsurface drip irrigation technology. He explained the system at the recent Texas Plant Protection Association annual conference in Bryan, Texas.</p> Food security depends on better nitrogen management http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/food-security-depends-better-nitrogen-management <div class="node-body article-body">According to researchers, plants use only a portion of nitrogen offered by most commercial fertilizers. The greater part of that synthetic nitrogen is left in the ground, filters into ground or surface water or is distributed into the air</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/food-security-depends-better-nitrogen-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/food-security-depends-better-nitrogen-management#comments Corn Management Tillage Vegetables Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:24:00 +0000 95691 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Managing soil fertility, especially nitrogen, will be essential in food sustainability, a recent study shows</p> Soil: Earth’s most valuable asset http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/soil-earth-s-most-valuable-asset <div class="node-body article-body">As Noble said in 1948, “When the soil is gone, so is the nation. A nation can never outlive the usefulness of the soil.”</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/soil-earth-s-most-valuable-asset" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/soil-earth-s-most-valuable-asset#comments Management Conservation Wed, 18 Nov 2015 16:24:00 +0000 95481 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Soil is Earth&#39;s most valuable asset.</p> Six trends you can’t afford to miss if you’re in agriculture http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/six-trends-you-can-t-afford-miss-if-you-re-agriculture <div class="node-body article-body">“There has never been a better time to be in agriculture,” says Lowell Catlett. “There has never been a better time to live in rural America.”</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/six-trends-you-can-t-afford-miss-if-you-re-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/six-trends-you-can-t-afford-miss-if-you-re-agriculture#comments Management Management Technology Thu, 05 Nov 2015 16:16:00 +0000 95211 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>&ldquo;Once you&rsquo;re up, you don&rsquo;t want to come down,&rdquo; Lowell Catlett explains the the Rural Economic Outlook conference in Stillwater, Okla. &nbsp;</p> Judy Rudin, communication specialist, Agricultural Economics, OSU