Irrigation guide for pecans during summer heat

Extreme temperatures in pecan regions have growers worried, but pecan trees can handle the heat better than expected. more »

Almond Board hosts soil and irrigation field days

There are three half-day dates offered – each a different location – that will provide information on soil sampling, irrigation and related topics. Lunch is provided. more »

CA judge halts curtailment for Siskiyou County irrigators

A temporary restraining order is in effect until May 5, pending the outcome of a hearing regarding the state's overreach by trying to prevent farmers from using groundwater supplies. more »
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2022 water year looks dismal as snowpack melts

California's Department of Water Resources is suggesting the state plan for a third year of drought conditions, and water rights will again be a hot topic. more »

Diverters reminded to measure water use under law

Implementing penalties will help bring diverters into compliance, and bills have been introduced to help smaller diverters maintain their water rights and install proper equipment. more »

Project aimed at improving fertilization and irrigation practices

With funding provided by USDA-NRCS, the project will deploy Extension personnel to perform demonstrations, provide on-farm consultations, and conduct outreach activities to promote locally appropriate best practices. more »

Saltier groundwater does long lasting damage, but less than feared

Drought means deeper wells, and deeper wells mean less quality groundwater. But a 60% predicted loss in almonds – and a reality closer to 30% – is showing that while almond trees are still salt sensitive, perhaps it's less than expected. 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 »

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