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Little Projected Rainfall Means More Irrigation Needed

Clint Thompson Alabama, Corn, Cotton, Florida, Georgia, Irrigation, Peanuts, Soybeans, Weather

By Clint Thompson Limited rainfall over the next couple of weeks means row crop growers need to be irrigating early and often to get their seed producing. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension irrigation specialist Wes Porter said water requirements for cotton and peanuts is low early in the season. But they do still require water. “If we’re absolutely getting no …

Florida Drought Leads to Water Restrictions in Lee County

Clint Thompson Drought, Florida, Irrigation, Water, Weather

By Clint Thompson Florida’s long drought has led to water restrictions on Lee County in the southwest part of the state. On Friday, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and Lee County announced mandatory irrigation restrictions. According to the press release, the restrictions addressed low aquifer levels. “On the coast, they rely a lot more on wells, well fields. …

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Farmers Need to Examine Irrigation Equipment Now

Clint Thompson Irrigation

By Clint Thompson Planting season is just a week or two away for some row crop farmers in the Southeast. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension irrigation and precision agriculture specialist Wes Porter encourages producers to take stock of their irrigation equipment and ensure all the pieces are in working order before crops are planted. “We want to make sure that …

Farmers Need to Examine Irrigation Equipment Now

Clint Thompson Irrigation

By Clint Thompson Planting season is just a week or two away for some row crop farmers in the Southeast. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension irrigation and precision agriculture specialist Wes Porter encourages producers to take stock of their irrigation equipment and ensure all the pieces are in working order before crops are planted. “We want to make sure that …

Florida Land Council Tracking Water Issues in Legislature

Clint Thompson Environment, Irrigation, Water

Week 4 of the Florida Legislative session is underway, as last week both the House and Senate released their proposed budgets for the 2020-2021 fiscal year that starts July 1. The environment and water issues are areas that continue to be topics in all areas of the state and an issue of importance to the Florida Ag Coalition. The Florida …

Alabama Irrigation Questionnaire Due Friday

Clint Thompson Alabama, Irrigation

The Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries (ADAI) wants to remind producers who performed agriculture irrigation upgrades in 2019, the required irrigation questionnaire in order to obtain an income tax credit is due this Friday, Jan. 31. An income tax credit is available for certain costs of irrigation equipment, fuel conversions and reservoirs. Only qualified irrigation systems or reservoirs for …

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Alabama Irrigation Questionnaires due January 31

Dan Alabama, Irrigation, Water

The Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries (ADAI) wants to remind producers who performed agriculture irrigation upgrades in 2019 to complete the required irrigation questionnaire, which is due January 31, 2020. An income tax credit is available for certain costs of irrigation equipment, fuel conversions, and reservoirs, And while the Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) will issue any tax credits, …

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Alabama 2019 Irrigation Tax Credit Program

Dan Alabama, Irrigation, Water

The Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries (ADAI) has established an irrigation webpage as a result of House Bill 260 (HB260) that was signed by Governor Kay Ivey back in March of this year. Section 40-18-342, Code of Alabama 1975, allows for an income tax credit for certain costs for irrigation equipment, fuel conversions, and reservoirs. Pursuant to Section 40-18- 342(g), all …

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Biosolids Produce Less Nitrogen and Phosphorus Runoff than Inorganic Fertilizer

Dan Environment, Florida, Industry News Release, Irrigation, Research, Soil, Water

GAINESVILLE, FL (UF/IFAS-September 17, 2019) — New research from University of Florida scientists found that some nutrients from inorganic fertilizers enter surface water more easily than those from biosolids. Maria Silveira, a professor in the UF/IFAS department of soil and water sciences, led the study that collected runoff from a common pasture grass to determine its nitrogen and phosphorus content. …

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Industry Responds to EPA WOTUS Announcement

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, Irrigation, Water

(Washington, D.C. (USDA-September 12, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue praised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for taking another step to fulfill President Trump’s pledge to repeal and replace the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. “Repealing the WOTUS rule is a major win for American agriculture. The extreme overreach from the past Administration had government taking …