PumpProxy Helps Farmers Save Water

Cindy Zimmerman

As water management becomes an increasingly important issue for farmers in all parts of the country, PumpProxy from Net Irrigate offers a solution that saves money, time, fuel and millions of gallons of water. PumpProxy allows farmers to remotely monitor and shut down irrigation pumps by website or mobile app, and receive text, voice or email notifications upon issues including …

Conservation, Irrigation, technology, water, Water Management

Water Policy in Florida

Cindy Zimmerman

Florida is the third largest state in terms of population and the 14th in agricultural production, so competition for water resources is fierce in the Sunshine State. “Population growth is a big factor in driving water use demand and that will continue in Florida,” said Richard Budell, who is director of water policy for the Florida Department of Agriculture and …

Audio, Conservation, CTIC, water, Water Management

Controlling Phosphorus in the Everglades

Cindy Zimmerman

2014 CTIC Conservation in Action Tour Photo Album This may just look like a swamp but it’s actually a very sophisticated stormwater treatment area in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) which is one of several designed to remove phosphorus from urban and agricultural runoff. These public works projects are the second point of cleanup for the water, while the farmers …

Audio, Conservation, CTIC, Nutrient Management, Video, water, Water Management

Global Water For Food Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

Mobilizing new data gathering capabilities to improve global water and food security is the subject of the sixth annual Water for Food Global Conference, hosted by the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska in association with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Oct. 19-22 in Seattle, Wash. This year’s conference theme, “Harnessing the Data …

Audio, Conservation, Food, water, Water Management

Global Water Event to Unveil Global Yield Gap Report

Joanna Schroeder

On October, 20, 2014 at 7:30 am PT, a new crop analysis will be unveiled. The results of the six-year collaborative research project, “The Global Yield Gap and Water Productivity Atlas,” will be shared. The Atlas is designed to help farmers policy makers, foundations and private sector organizations identify regions with the greatest potential to sustainably produce more food with …

Agribusiness, Conservation, Education, environment, water, Water Management

Delta Plastics Launches ‘H20 Initiative’ For Water Conservation

Jamie Johansen

Delta Plastics of Arkansas, the world’s leading manufacturer of irrigation polytube, launched a regional initiative for water conservation that includes one very ambitious goal. The “Delta Plastics H20 Initiative” is a commitment to reduce irrigation water use within the Mississippi Delta by 20% by the year 2020. Standing with state, regional and national leaders in agriculture and conservation, Delta Plastics …

Agribusiness, Conservation, water, Water Management

Forum for Sustainable Water Management

Jamie Johansen

On Wednesday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Center for Food Integrity, in cooperation with the Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska, will host the Forum for Sustainable Water Management in Lincoln, Nebraska. Agriculture today consumes more than 70 percent of the world’s freshwater resources, the vast majority of which is used for irrigating crops. As …

Ag Group, Food, sustainability, water, Water Management

Ag Leader Technology for Seed, Water and Nutrient Management

Leah Guffey

The first Ag Leader Technology Tech Meets Dirt Road Tour around Illinois is now history now and it seems like it was a big success. I attended the event near Peoria and was able to chat with presenters in each of the main focus areas – seed, water, and nutrient management. Matt Cannon, a farmer from central Iowa, talked about …

Ag Leader, Audio, Machinery, Nutrient Management, Planting, seed, technology, Variable rate, Water Management

Valley® Water Management Partners with Yaskawa™

Jamie Johansen

Valley® Water Management (VWM) and Yaskawa™ America are partnering to provide variable frequency drives for VWM pump stations. Variable frequency drives ensure that pump motors function at optimal efficiency. They can dramatically boost efficiency and energy savings by preventing over pumping and over pressurizing of irrigation equipment. “Yaskawa is the market leader in water pumping and agriculture applications for variable …

Agribusiness, Irrigation, water, Water Management