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
Meaning Behind The Color Of The Rose, this Valentine’s Day, or any day for that matter, make sure the rose you are giving conveys the
It’s been a long time since the West has seen rain like it experienced in January and we know gardens love rainwater. The rain caused
Water use for Agriculture in California is estimated to be 80% of the total amount of water used in the state. Other states in the
This year’s storms have been strong and heavy, so understanding how to clean up your landscape after a storm is more important than ever. There
Almost everyone will be green and sustainable if it saves them money. Only a few people will give something up or spend more for the
Here are the top 5 water articles from Jain Irrigation for the past year. This was the content our readers found most interesting. If you
Try this if you’re looking for something else to talk about this year at your family holiday get-together other than politics. What is more sustainable,
In 2022 most investors delayed opening or never opened their investment statements because performance took a big hit this year, especially for technology. The Nasdaq
Before accusing anyone of being a Thanksgiving Scrooge, please consider that the most significant food holiday in the U.S. is an ideal opportunity to discuss
Surprisingly winter is one of the best times to save irrigation water. From now through April-May, your JAIN Unity smart irrigation controller provides significant payback
Most of the drought news in the U.S. concerns the Western United States and the Colorado River. Unfortunately, the drought is hitting more than the
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
Human composting will be another change humans must make to combat climate change. The name human composting may suffer from similar issues that ‘toilet to
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
Gotham Greens just raised $310 million to expand greenhouses that grow food closer to several major cities. The new sites will be located outside of
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
Trees need special attention during and after droughts to keep them healthy. They are the most valuable asset to your landscape, and a lack of
Generally, as the number of site visits to your website increases, so do sales. Technology helps us better manage water, so as the number of
Today’s riddle – I am weightless, but you can see me. Put me in a bucket, and I’ll make it lighter. What am I? A
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.
Drip irrigation is the most efficient way to water your landscaping beds, vegetable gardens, and container plants. For non-grass areas like these, drip irrigation is
In our first irrigation field report, Monty Teeter provides a heartfelt answer to the question, What do we need to do until things get back to normal.
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
This list is for you, whether you are located in an area plagued by recent droughts, live in a natural desert climate, or have a
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
An old Chinese proverb says, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.” While a great saying
Irrigation systems can be complicated and expensive. Once you decide to install a system, you want to ensure it is done right, so you don’t
“If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” – Peter Drucker We all know this term and understand the meaning, yet often, collecting
Drip emitters release water and nutrients to plants from supply line tubing. Initially used in the nursery industry, Micro-Flappers drip emitters are now utilized in
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
Antioxidants are substances that can prevent or slow damage to cells caused by free radicals, unstable molecules the body produces as a reaction to environmental
Our readers found these articles – on our water blog – the most valuable.
This is an ongoing series of Water Stocks that is published yearly during the month of December. The year 2021 will be remembered for many significant events
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.
Can you solve today’s riddle? I am gentle enough to soothe your skin, light enough to fly in the sky, strong enough to crack rocks.
I often hear gardeners complain about steps to improve clay soil, but soil with proper management can provide a good foundation for healthy plants. Clay’s
Mobile drip irrigation combines center pivot irrigation and drip irrigation technology for agricultural irrigation and the benefits are literally saving farms. As the water crisis
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.
Grass is the single largest irrigated agricultural crop in America. Turfgrasses occupy 2% of the land in the continental United States and use more acreage than the amount of land used for growing irrigated corn.
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.
When it comes to fertilizing plants Mae West’s advice can be deadly. Plants receiving the proper amount of fertilizer respond quickly in growth and look great.
The Irrigation Association encourages the use of Smart Irrigation Systems. This year in 2021, the Irrigation Association has announced that the theme for Smart Irrigation Month is “Smart irrigation. Sustainable solutions”.
Heatwaves are occurring more frequently than they use to, and higher temperatures mean your plants need more water. With such unusually high heat, we need to take a few extra steps to keep our landscapes healthy.
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.
Recently doing some legwork on a design request I found myself making incorrect assumptions about the water demands of Cannabis. The overall demand of the
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.
We all need water to survive. It is essential to every plant and animal on this earth.
We thought we should share a few quotes to remind ourselves just how lucky we are to have H2O.
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.
Good water management requires an understanding of water, irrigation, soil, and how they all relate to one another.
Water Shortage on rivers like the Colorado River, which supplies water to millions of people in the Western United States and Mexico, is projected to shrink
Installing an irrigation filter on your drip irrigation system prevents clogging of emitters and reduces wear and tear on the system. Sand and organic materials
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.
A nice lush lawn is expensive and takes a bit of water. I wish there were a plan for making a nice, green lawn super easy, but it doesn’t exist.
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
Trent Dietrich started farming with zero experience in 2014. He built a sustainable operation with the wisdom he learned from his father (Trent’s Dad has
Precision irrigation improves yields, reduces labor, and conserves water. Using soil moisture sensors for irrigation scheduling, especially for agriculture, is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to save water and reduce costs.
If you are interested in reducing water use while increasing yields or improving the look of your landscape, drip irrigation is the best choice for you and you should look into the benefits of drip irrigation
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
Plant 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.
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.
When plants don’t look healthy it is tempting to give them more water and often this is a mistake.
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.
Our readers found these articles – on our water blog – the most valuable. Lets celebrate the year 2021 with our Top 10 Articles from our Water Blog.
This is an ongoing series of Water Stocks that is published yearly during the month of December. 2020 will be remembered for many significant events and the
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
Evaluating a landscape irrigation system can be overwhelming, and putting a priority on water management sets companies apart. It would be best if you had
The 2020 Jain Irrigation, Inc.’s Video Award Winner is Hugo Schmal. Hugo submitted this video of Cotton being grown in Chihuahua, Mexico using Mobile Drip
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
During my recent photo webinar which you can see here. I announced a photo contest. Below are several of the submissions plus the award winners. I
Smart Irrigation Month is an initiative from the Irrigation Association to promote the social, economic, and environmental benefit of efficient irrigation technologies, but what I want
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
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