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
Satellites offer a low-cost and scalable solution to tracking how much water and where your crops use water.
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.
This week marks the 51st year of Earth Day Celebrations, and considering according to Science Direct, the United States is losing soil ten times faster than it’s replenished. We need to pay more attention to what is happening with our farmland.
None of us can make a difference by ourselves to the prevent water waste, but together we all can.
Here is an amazing Chapin Drip Tape review from one of our customers from Flying H Farms. Growers are perpetually brainstorming better and more efficient
Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) Rainwater harvesting is rapidly becoming a standard process for many homeowners, institutions, and industrial plants to collect a natural resource and use it
The New Year brings hope for change, but so far, the spot resin market in 2021 looks very similar to 2020.
Due to COVID during the last ten months, we’ve had our temperatures taken more than any other time in history.
Today video is central to your ag and landscape outreach and campaign efforts, especially when it comes to social media. Video is dominating social channels, and if you are not creating video, you are falling behind your competition.
Water management is the single biggest issue facing the landscape industry today. For contractors, it is the best way to differentiate your company from the competition. There are many “smart” controllers to select from, and knowing what features help you save the most water is essential for choosing the right controller for your situation.
Jain Irrigation invested over $100 million into AgTech and is committed to using technology to solve food and water shortages. Jain Logic is the only
The integration of satellite NDVI imagery and Jain Logic‘s soil moisture monitoring provides the opportunity to see how the adjustments you are making (fertilizer application, water) in
Considering the investment you make in your gardening and landscape tools, it is essential to follow a few simple steps that ensure a long healthy
If you are an irrigation professional, grower or water manager who wants to brush up and improve your skills during the pandemic then attending irrigation
Price Increase – October 15th, 2020 Dear Valued Customer, Due to supply and demand imbalances and the recent gulf coast area hurricane, there has been
Choosing the best drip irrigation system emitterline for an application can be difficult, especially when our industry presents so many similar options. With supply tubing
A few years ago, Michael Gutierrez – https://twitter.com/irriaudi – who won the Irrigation Association’s video award last year for #smartirrigationmonth offered some wisdom for my
Jain Unity software brings superior weather-based irrigation control for smart landscape water management, with the power of artificial intelligence and predictive analytics, to make it
It’s a good time to start thinking about how you can prepare for Excessive Heat Loads (EHL) in your feedlot and coming off the back
lant scientists teach us to balance the amount of water depleting from the landscape due to weather, the amount of water applied via irrigation, and free water from the heavens (rainfall!).
Key Stats: Grower: John Russell – Warren Ag Inc. Location: Kern County, Kings County and Tulare County Crop: Almonds and Pistachios Jain Logic farm water
During daylight savings the common question I get from homeowners and HOA’s is when is the best time to water grass? The clock moving forward one hour this past weekend tells us our water usage outdoors is about to skyrocket for three main reasons.
With controller manufacturers like ETwater continuing to innovate water management software and the introduction of Jain Unity, soon every controller will be managed remotely.
The contractors who are successfully promote water conservation and explaining them to customers are doing the best job today. If a customer or prospect does not understand the importance of saving water, they simply will not care about how you will save them water.
What is Irrigation Optimization & How Can Soil Moisture Monitoring Help? To keep it simple, let’s go with irrigation optimization using soil moisture monitoring is
Thanks to satellite imaging HyperGrow™ and HyperView™ provide critical tools to increase profits on your farm. Trying to keep track of how much water you use, where
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A look at the advancements and strides that have been made in the last couple of years with self-driving mowers and battery-operated technology and what to ask before making a purchase.