irrigation

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 …

biosolids

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. …

wotus

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 …

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Agricultural Producers Urged to Learn About Irrigating Wisely at Free UF Event

Dan Education, Florida, Industry News Release, Irrigation, Research

GAINESVILLE, FL (UF/IFAS) — UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County will host a free event highlighting water-saving technologies available to agricultural producers and how this equipment has already aided growers in the area. Irrigating Wisely in Florida’s Agriculture, held at Brown’s Farm in Hawthorne, Florida, on Sept. 17, will share information on best management practices for utilizing water-saving technologies as well as …

Irrigator Pro

Growers Learn about Irrigator Pro

Dan Irrigation, Technology, Water

Many farmers around the country are looking at innovative ways to conserve water while maintaining or boosting crop yields. Irrigator Pro, an irrigation scheduling tool for peanuts, cotton and corn, was first developed by the Agricultural Research Service’s National Peanut Research Laboratory in Dawson, Georgia. And new technology, an app for Irrigator Pro, is now available for water conservation. According …

wotus

Ranch Rim Ditches Debated at South Florida Water Management Meeting

Dan Environment, Florida, Industry News Release, Irrigation, Lake Okeechobee, Water

Thanks to south Florida ag news colleague Katrina Elskin at Lake Okeechobee News for this recap of this week’s South Florida Water Management District Governing Board meeting in West Palm Beach. WEST PALM BEACH — The South Florida Water Management District Governing Board once again turned their attention on the nutrient load from agricultural properties at their July 10 workshop …

water conservation

Celebrating Smart Irrigation Month in Georgia

Dan Georgia, Irrigation, USDA-NRCS, Water

Throughout the month of July, Smart Irrigation Month is being celebrated in Georgia. The month serves as the showcase to promote the social, economic, and environmental benefits of and farmers’ commitment to the adoption of efficient irrigation technologies, and leading-edge products and services in agriculture, landscape, and turf irrigation. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Georgia encourages producers to learn …