Irrigation

Saltier groundwater does long lasting damage, but less than feared

When salty groundwater is used to irrigate almond orchards, production can be significantly reduced and the damage to trees can last for years, according to Agriculture Research Service studies. Ye... more »

Soil moisture probes part of Ceres Imaging’s precision irrigation

Now offering soil moisture probes, Ceres will provide installation and recommendations for number and location of probes based on its aerial insights tech. more »

Closing the gap

Research teams are using imagery and action for smarter almond irrigation and water savings. ... more »

How is drought affecting irrigation water for pecans?

The pecan industry is valued at about $400 million, but producers in the Southwest have to find solutions to limited and brackish water to stay in the game. more »

Almond irrigation effort among recipients of on-farm conservation grants

$25 million for 18 On-Farm Trials projects across the country will help partners work with producers to test and adopt climate-smart systems. more »

Water-saving method for improving irrigation efficiency is ‘ineffective’

Contrary to popular practice, an international research team has found evidence that water-saving irrigation techniques are worsening water scarcity by not recharging aquifers. more »

Irrigation for drought, fertility resilience in almond systems awarded

$25 million for 18 On-Farm Trials projects across the country will help partners work with producers to test and adopt climate-smart systems. more »

Plan to increase flows from San Joaquin River tributaries gets pushback

The notice represents a departure from the state's earlier willingness to consider voluntary agreements with water districts, which includes aspects other than just flow increases. more »

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