Hear what growers had to say about management of agriculture, energy and water use!

Current practices by growers reveal a distinct interest in using technology to solve irrigation efficiency issues and to make energy‐conserving improvements. However, industry professionals who are involved with technology products for soil monitoring and control are aware of the misuse and the poor performance that some growers are receiving from the technology’s implementation. The goals…

Chemical communication among wasps

There are wasps that lay eggs on a host insect, such as a caterpillar, and once their eggs are hatched they eat the host.  These wasps are an example of insect parasitoids. They rely mainly on chemical substances for communication to locate and recognize both their mates and their hosts. The purpose of this ARI…

June ICWT Newsletter

Field testing with the world’s first latching AC solenoid valve for center pivots and well maintenance and rehabilitation are the topics for the June 15 Water Cluster Meeting.               Click here to read more… Click here to register! <style type=”text/css”> .wpb_animate_when_almost_visible { opacity: 1; }</style> Also in this issue: Central Valley…

Water Management with a Plan

The purpose of this project was to engage the San Joaquin Valley (SJV) region in developing a water management planning process. The purpose of the plan was to develop the capacity for regional sustainability of water supplies for agricultural, domestic, industrial, and environmental uses. The goals of this project included: Further developing and applying the…

February ICWT Newsletter

Valves-automation with fluidic-signals transmitted through existing water pipelines and the basics of Enterprises Resources Planning are the topics for the March 16 Cluster Meeting. Click here to read more… Click here to register! Also in this issue: Resources & opportunities to empower youth Water Stress & a Changing SJV event March 7 in Clovis Working…

Online Water Scheduling Software

The WATERIGHT site was developed by the Center for Irrigation Technology at California State University, Fresno with significant support from the US Bureau of Reclamation.  The website is designed to be a multi-function, educational resource for irrigation water management. The site is designed for three audiences: homeowners, commercial turf growers, and agriculture. WATERIGHT allows growers…

How Shade & Moisture Affect Weeds and the Development of Alternate Herbicides

Horseweed (Conyza Canadensis), hairy fleabane (Conyza bonariensis), and junglerice (Echinochloa colona) are problematic weeds in the perennial cropping systems of California. This problem has been growing due to populations that have become resistant to the commonly used herbicide glyphosate and glyphosate + paraquat. Two alternative herbicides have been identified in perennial cropping systems: sethoxydim and…

Grower Survey

The Center for Irrigation Technology at Fresno State is conducting a grower survey to determine the current level of water management technology used to assist in developing irrigation schedules.  The purpose of this study is to identify technology and/or services that improve water and energy efficiency (costs).  All of your responses will remain anonymous.  The…

Advanced Pumping Efficiency Program (APEP) 

The Center for Irrigation Technology is involved in more than just irrigation product testing, certification and applied research. Since 2002, CIT has managed the Advanced Pumping Efficiency Program (APEP) for Pacific Gas and Electric Company. APEP is an incentive program intended to improve overall pumping efficiency and encourage energy conservation in California. The program offers…