As the festive season approaches and the winter chill sets in, December presents a unique set of tasks and opportunities for garden enthusiasts. While the
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently updated its Plant Hardiness Zone Map, an essential tool for gardeners and landscapers. These changes reflect significant
Just a little over a week until Thanksgiving, so you need to get your orders placed if you are buying fresh birds from a local
Water scarcity is a global concern, and as the world’s population continues to grow, so does the demand for fresh water. In the arid state
As the primary growing season ends, fields that once brimmed with crops begin to look bare. But for many farmers, the end of one season
Pumpkins, known for their orange hue, have transformed from humble edibles to Autumn’s iconic symbol. However, many might need to realize how deeply intertwined their
About five years to the day we published this article, Are Insects The Solution To Food Shortages and the investment money pouring into bug farming
Water is often dubbed the “elixir of life.” But as populations soar, climate patterns shift, and resources are strained, it has become an economic commodity.
As the vibrant colors of summer foliage transform into the rich, warm hues of autumn, our landscapes undergo a beautiful metamorphosis. However, with the arrival
Water, the lifeblood of our planet, holds a profound influence on Earth’s delicate equilibrium. Beyond the surface, beneath our feet, lies a hidden world of
Beyond the foundational aspects of drip irrigation and smart controllers, I often write about a world of water-saving techniques to explore. By incorporating these additional
As summer slowly exits, the anticipation of cooler temperatures and the promise of a bountiful autumn harvest beckons gardeners to prepare their fall gardens. While
Carbon credits have emerged as powerful tools in the fight against climate change, offering an economic incentive for businesses to reduce their carbon emissions. However,
In recent years, the term “heat dome” has become more prevalent as extreme heat waves take their toll across the United States. A heat dome
Installing and maintaining an irrigation system is a crucial investment for homeowners and businesses. An irrigation system plays a vital role in nurturing and sustaining
Conservation often evokes images of sacrifice and compromises, but the narrative takes a refreshing turn when it comes to efficient irrigation. Implementing smart and efficient
Farmers have a unique opportunity to earn additional income and make a positive impact on the environment through the use of carbon credits. Carbon credits
Trees are often the most valuable asset in your landscape. Tree roots usually grow just below the soil. However, sometimes we encounter a common problem:
T-Tape’s close emitter spacing feature continues to improve irrigation practices, enabling growers to achieve optimal crop growth, efficient water distribution, and significant water savings. In
In today’s world, sustainable agriculture is gaining increasing importance. As a result, farmers and agricultural experts continually explore innovative techniques and practices to optimize crop
A lush, vibrant landscape that flourishes requires more than just a green thumb. It demands a scientific approach to irrigation. Unfortunately, making all the calculations
The U.S. government is about to decide on Colorado River water allocations and the decisions they make will impact all Americans. We all must pay
The merger of Rivulis and Jain Irrigation represents a significant development in the irrigation industry. It brings together two leading companies with a shared vision
Food prices are up almost 10% from a year ago. A pound of butter last year cost $3.77. Today that same pound of butter is
It was back in 1973 when the Agriculture Council of America (ACA) created National Ag Day to increase the public’s awareness of the vital role
There are many easy solutions for complex problems that don’t work. Fortunately for us, these irrigation hacks are simple solutions that work for the irrigation
Spring is just around the corner, and there is still time to perform the spring tree care checklist. The steps you take today toward improving
For the past few years, Aric Olson, President of Jain Irrigation, Inc, has helped us with an annual business forecast for the agricultural irrigation market.
Cities in Florida have been mandated to eliminate all surface wastewater storage by the year 2032. Tampa, for example, currently produces 50 million gallons of
This sounds too good to be true, but below are six simple adjustments to your sprinkler system that save water and don’t cost much. As
Even though we are reaching the low 90s and high 80s across the southern half of the United States, these high temperatures won’t stop the
It’s hard to believe we are 11 weeks away from Thanksgiving Day, which means for most, the first freeze date might be right around the
Advances in greenhouse and nursery irrigation are so good no one in a greenhouse or nursery should hand water a plant ever again. The biggest
On Tuesday, August 16, 2022, the U.S. Department of the Interior declared the Colorado River’s first-ever tier 2 shortage. This is historic news with far-reaching
Over 70% or 2 quadrillion gallons of the world’s fresh water is used for agricultural purposes annually. Imagine covering the United States with two feet of water; that’s how much water is used annually by agriculture. Amid water scarcity and climate change, the need to use water more efficiently and conserve where we can is even more important to our future.
Last week during a two-hour Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing, members heard this from John Entsminger, general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, “What has been a slow-motion train wreck for 20 years is accelerating, and the moment of reckoning is near.” You can watch the entire committee hearing here.
Motivating people to invest in the planet is a hard job. Getting people to pay money to solve problems years in the future is challenging. For most people paying hurts, it means going without something today, and the benefit is for someone else in the future.
Plants thrive in soils with good structure, great microbial activity, and available nutrients to develop healthy, fibrous root systems and produce quality crops. However, poor soil conditions from over-farming, cyclical drought, and poor water quality have led to soils with low nutritional content and have increased challenges with soil & crop management.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released an over 3600-page report on the latest climate change research and potential impacts on society. According
How long to run your irrigation system is simple and complex at the same time. You should run your irrigation system for as long as
TODAY’S RIDDLE: How many days are there in 4 years? Did you know in 2022, it’s okay to wash your car in California if you use
Due to the new composting laws in California, composting is going to be much more popular in the coming years. Senate Bill 1383 requires all
Don Cameron, owner, Terranova Ranch, Inc., started farming in 1981. He quickly realized how important water was and how he needed to be careful with
Precision irrigation improves crop health and farm profits or as we say, More Crop per Drop®. But unfortunately, irrigation is not always on the top of the action item list for many growers because the results are not always instantaneous.
Rainfall is free irrigation, but not all rainfall in your garden is usable. If you are not measuring and using the rain properly for irrigation,
Gardening supplies are essential to growing a garden. Recently Mike Sutterer, President and CEO of Bonnie Plants, one of the largest producers and suppliers of
Commercial landscape maintenance play a significant role in gaining a competitive advantage today by attracting tenants and saving money.
Economics will motivate growers in California to adopt technology quickly in the coming year. Starting January 1, 2022, agricultural workers at large employers (26 or more employees) will receive overtime pay at a rate of one and one-half times the employee’s regular rate of pay after 8 hours in a day or 40 hours in a workweek.
Contractors and growers need to be sure they are choosing the right product for the right project.
Like it or not we need clear communication concerning the plants and trees we are growing so scientific names for plants and trees is essential.
One of the most critical water management concepts is to fill the soil with water until it reaches field capacity, measure evapotranspiration or soil moisture until a depletion trigger level is reached, and fill the soil again with water.
Midsummer, one of my favorite times of the year because it is full of melons, plums, nectarines, and peaches.
Jeff Klein is a fourth-generation Stockton farmer managing thousands of acres of farmland in California. He understands excellent water management is necessary for the success of his farming operations.
In San Diego, the colder winter months take a toll on irrigation systems. To ensure that your system gives you its best performance before the heavy watering of summer starts, here are six steps to take right now.
Landscaping and water cost are two of the most significant expenses for most HOAs but how the water is delivered and controlled is a reserve fund expense most HOAs miss.
It’s not good. To put it simply: California relies on wet years to replenish its water supply during dry years. And while 2019 was a flood year, the past two years have been dry.
Watch Ranch Manager Austin Hubbell for Marthedal Enterprises, Inc. explain how Jain Irrigation provides solutions for their long-term water management problems.
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