More in Irrigation

  • Aug 10, 2012
    video

    Ongoing drought underlines need for efficient water use

    The devastating drought that has settled over much of the nation this summer has renewed interest in using water more efficiently. Nowhere has the issue been more critical and for a longer time than in the Western U.S....More
  • Jun 12, 2012
    blog

    World Food Prize selection shows importance of water to world's food supply

    World Food Prize Committee selection of Daniel Hillel for 2012 World Food Prize shows importance of water and irrigation....More
  • May 11, 2012
    Commentary

    Water jihads and Moe Howard haircuts

    Almost from the dawn of time, water cataclysm has been based on too much of a good thing. Throw that archetype out the window and prepare for historical change — the barren age is upon us. Water wars are coming and even if only a portion of dire predictions pan out regarding pending shortages, the outlook is alarming....More
  • Mar 9, 2012
    audio

    Drought creeping into more of the US

    Drought is creeping into more areas of the U.S., covering more land area....More
  • Feb 27, 2012
    video

    ‘Phoning it in’ on center pivot irrigation tire pressure

    A low tire on a center pivot irrigation boom can cause some major headaches for growers. Aside from the cost of a ruined tire or damaged gear box, the down time can cost growers’ yield. Valley Irrigation’s John Rasmus discusses how the new Valley Tire Pressure Monitoring System can help producers avoid some of those headaches. Rasmus was interviewed at the World Ag Export in Tulare, Calif....More
  • Jan 19, 2012
    video

    Conditions on High Plains ‘less than optimal’ in 2011

    Cotton producers spent $120 to $150 an acre irrigating their crop on the High Plains in 2011. For some, the return on investment was not what they hoped for....More
  • Jan 12, 2012
    video

    Some rain falls on High Plains, more needed to produce normal crop

    Study shows cotton farmers need to be able to pump at least three gallons of water per minute on High Plains to produce adequate crop....More
  • Dec 18, 2011
    video

    More rain needed for Texas rice producers, observers say

    Texas rice producers are hoping rainfall will occur in the Rice Belt -- and in the hill country areas around Austin as they prepare for 2012....More
  • Nov 11, 2011
    blog

    Beetle-mimicking irrigation system wins Dyson award

    A young Australian engineer has won the 2011 James Dyson Award for developing a low-maintenance, solar-powered, drip-irrigation system....More
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