Irrigation http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6071/more en 14 ag law stories that could change the way you farm http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/14-ag-law-stories-could-change-way-you-farm <div class="field-byline"> Harrison M. Pittman, Elizabeth Rumley and Rusty Rumley </div> <div class="field-deck"> National Agricultural Law Center </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Since 2015, there have been a number of agriculture-related legal developments that will play out over the next year and impact agriculture throughout the country.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/14-ag-law-stories-could-change-way-you-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/14-ag-law-stories-could-change-way-you-farm#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Irrigation Livestock Management Vegetables Wheat Mon, 21 Mar 2016 14:11:00 +0000 97811 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Photo: Getty Images 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 Irrigation Sun, 13 Mar 2016 18:37:00 +0000 97631 at http://southwestfarmpress.com News of Agribusiness: Growers Can Try Valley BaseStation3 for Free http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/news-agribusiness-growers-can-try-valley-basestation3-free <div class="node-body article-body">Growers can log in to the Demo at <a href="http://www.valleyirrigation.com/TryBaseStation3" title="www.valleyirrigation.com/TryBaseStation3">www.valleyirrigation.com/TryBaseStation3</a>.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/news-agribusiness-growers-can-try-valley-basestation3-free" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/news-agribusiness-growers-can-try-valley-basestation3-free#comments Irrigation Irrigation Systems Thu, 04 Feb 2016 20:28:00 +0000 96941 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>BaseStation3 puts growers in control of a simulated farm.</p> 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 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> Moisture sensors provide irrigation management data http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/moisture-sensors-provide-irrigation-management-data <div class="node-body article-body">Producers have numerous options to monitor moisture in fields. Packages may include the sensors, hardwire, water maps, software and USB adapters to transfer data to computers.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/moisture-sensors-provide-irrigation-management-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/moisture-sensors-provide-irrigation-management-data#comments Irrigation Irrigation Equipment Tue, 06 Oct 2015 16:19:00 +0000 94651 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Saleh Taghvaeian chats with a participant at the recent Oklahoma Irrigation Conference in Fort Cobb. Taghvaeian discussed the value of moisture sensors in irrigation scheduling.</p> Drip and LEPA hybrid system offers efficient irrigation at less cost http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/drip-and-lepa-hybrid-system-offers-efficient-irrigation-less-cost <div class="node-body article-body">Subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) is arguably the most efficient means available for watering crops, and also also offers producers the ability to apply water in small increments without losing moisture to leaching or evaporation.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/drip-and-lepa-hybrid-system-offers-efficient-irrigation-less-cost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/drip-and-lepa-hybrid-system-offers-efficient-irrigation-less-cost#comments Grains Irrigation Fri, 02 Oct 2015 14:25:00 +0000 94611 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Mobile drip irrigation combines advantages of subsurface drip and low energy precision application irrigation systems, says a Kansas State University water management researcher.</p> Pump selection, maintenance improves irrigation efficiency http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/pump-selection-maintenance-improves-irrigation-efficiency <div class="node-body article-body">No one has to tell Oklahoma farmers that pumping irrigation water can be expensive.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/pump-selection-maintenance-improves-irrigation-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/pump-selection-maintenance-improves-irrigation-efficiency#comments Irrigation Fri, 11 Sep 2015 13:23:00 +0000 94271 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Top 10 stories in August 2015 http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/top-10-stories-august-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body">In case you missed these stories from Southwest Farm Press for August 2015, here is a recap!</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/top-10-stories-august-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/top-10-stories-august-2015#comments Government Grains Irrigation Livestock Management Vegetables Wheat Wed, 02 Sep 2015 18:01:00 +0000 94161 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Evapotranspiration rate is key to irrigation management http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/evapotranspiration-rate-key-irrigation-management <div class="node-body article-body">Using evapotranspiration data to manage irrigation decisions requires patience, but will be worth the effort, says Al Sutherland.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/evapotranspiration-rate-key-irrigation-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/evapotranspiration-rate-key-irrigation-management#comments Irrigation Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:58:00 +0000 93911 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Melissa Pearson, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, chats with Al Sutherland, Oklahoma Mesonet, at the Oklahoma Irrigation Conference.</p> Okla. irrigation conference set Aug. 18 in Fort Cobb http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/okla-irrigation-conference-set-aug-18-fort-cobb <div class="node-body article-body">Top irrigation experts in the Southwest will be on the agenda at the Oklahoma Irrigation Conference.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/okla-irrigation-conference-set-aug-18-fort-cobb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/okla-irrigation-conference-set-aug-18-fort-cobb#comments Irrigation Irrigation Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:55:00 +0000 93041 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Al Sutherland, left, OSU Mesonet, and Randy Boman, research director and cotton Extension program leader, OSU, Southwest Research and Extension Center, chat following last year&#39;s Oklahoma Irrigation Conference. both will speak at the 2015 conference Aug.18 in Fort Cobb.</p>