Watering Tools to Help Solve Your Drought Problems

Dan Drought, Irrigation, This Land of Ours, Water

Some watering tools to help solve your dry yard problems. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. If you’re not getting enough rain there are some products that will help your thirsty potted plants, garden plants, and lawn have everything they need to stay healthy and hydrated. It’s much easier to maneuver around the garden when you have a …


Florida Warns of ‘Doom’ in Apalachicola Water Battle

Clint Thompson Florida, Georgia, Water

(NSF) – TALLAHASSEE — Arguing that a ruling for Georgia would “spell doom,” Florida lawyers are trying again to sway the U.S. Supreme Court in a long-running water battle between the two states. Florida filed a 30-page brief Monday as it asks the Supreme Court for an order requiring more water to flow into the Apalachicola River and Apalachicola Bay …


Irrigation Vital for Row Crops During Hot, Dry Conditions

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

Hot and dry conditions over the next few weeks could spell trouble for row crop farmers if they do not apply irrigation in a timely manner. According to Pam Knox, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agricultural Climatologist, current weather conditions could persist for the next month. She even hinted that a short-term flash drought could be possible considering the lack …

Many Topics Covered Through NRCS Video Series

Clint Thompson Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Irrigation, Water, Weather

If you have not taken the time to look through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) video series, Conservation at Work, you are invited to do so. The series consists of short, 90-second videos that highlight common conservation practices. By watching them you will learn about the benefits of conservation practices directly from farmers, ranchers and forestland owners who are …

Alabama SWCC on Installation of Irrigation Pivots

Clint Thompson Alabama, Soil, Water

Early last year, the Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee (SWCC) worked with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University to identify watersheds that would have funding priority for new irrigation systems. Dr. William Puckett, Alabama SWCC executive director, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman contracts have been signed and pivots are being …

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DeSantis Signs Bills on Cleaning Up Waterways

Clint Thompson Florida, Legislative, Water

(NSF) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law Tuesday measures that include bigger fines for dumping pollutants into waterways and new rules for septic tanks and agricultural runoff, though environmentalists said the rules don’t go far enough. One of the measures (HB 1091) makes numerous changes in the amounts and duration of penalties for violating environmental laws. The other …

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Georgia Fires Back at Florida in Water War

Clint Thompson Florida, Georgia, Water

(NSF) – Arguing that Florida’s case was “built on rhetoric and not on facts,” Georgia is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject arguments by Florida in a long-running battle about divvying up water in a river system that links the two states. Georgia attorneys on Friday filed a 57-page document asking the Supreme Court to deny Florida’s request for …


New WOTUS Rule Becomes Law

Clint Thompson Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Water

The Trump Administration’s new and scaled-back Waters of the U.S. rule became law Monday after last-minute attempts to block the rule. A federal judge late last week denied an effort to prevent implementation of the new regulation, called the Navigable Waters Protection Rule. The challengers claim the new rule removes protection from many U.S. waterways. WOTUS, now NWPR, has been …