Crop Management

Drought worsens, limited irrigation expected for parts of Texas

West Texas pecan orchards receive an allotment of water based on availability, but with no precipitation in sight and the season starting at a deficit, it could mean trouble for growers. more »

Watershed needs stressed in coalition communication to Biden administration

With Western states again facing water woes, a coalition of more than 200 agricultural organizations and water districts are pushing for better investment in aging water facilities. more »

NRCS invites proposals for 2021 Conservation Innovation Grants

Applicants have through April 23 to apply for a grant to fund on-farm trials, field demonstrations and pilot projects that are likely successful, but not yet widely adopted. more »

Water allocation cut for ag service contractors south-of-Delta

A dry, warm winter means south-of-Delta water allocations are being adjusted, and organizations are preparing for an anticipated reduction in supply. more »

Bee Friendly Farming to partner with Vestaron Corp.

This three-year commitment is the result of the shared mission of protecting and promoting honeybees and other helpful pollinators, and working with growers to make it all happen. more »

Reservoir, groundwater levels significantly below average in California

The dry conditions continue and the snowpack is low. Water rights holders have been warned: prepare for potential shortages. more »

Solar panels over canals can save money, energy and water, study shows

Moving water across the state is costly – in energy and evaporative loss. Covering canals can mean more water and more energy, along with reduced maintenance costs and cleaner air. more »

Tree nuts included in California registration for Harvanta, Verdepryn insecticides

Cyclapryn, the active ingredient in both insecticides, is another tool for broad spectrum control of chewing and sucking insects in high value crops. more »

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