Center for Irrigation Technology Launches New Irrigation Scheduling Software to Assist Irrigation Districts

The Center for Irrigation Technology at Fresno State developed an online software to assist multiple audiences in planning their irrigation schedule. WATERIGHT is designed to be a multi-function, educational resource for irrigation water management.  The site is designed for three audiences: homeowners, commercial turf growers, agriculture and now irrigation districts! This new page provides a…

November 2017 ICWT Newsletter

New developments in low-pressure automatic self-cleaning filter operations and in-field data collection and management technology are the topics for the December 14 Cluster Meeting.  Click here to read more…   Click here to register!    Also in this issue: Celebrate the Past, Present and Future of the WET Center!’ Whats Next for Small Business Healthcare…

Interested in Sorghum Production & Pump Efficiency?

Sorghum Production and Pump Efficiency in California The Center for Irrigation Technology is hosting a seminar for farmers on sorghum production and pump efficiency in California. Speakers will present at different locations covering three counties in the Central Valley. We have been growing sorghum on the Fresno State farm, and our intent is to explain…

Land Subsidence in the San Joaquin Valley

The California Department of Water Resources and the Water Education Foundation highlighted an array of technologies available for subsidence measurement and monitoring, including information and technical support being provided by DWR.  Going forward, groundwater sustainability agencies must address managing subsidence in their management plans pursuant to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. The briefing was held…

Join our Water Team!

The Special Programs and Jordan College of Agricultural Science Technology each have a job opening available. Special Programs, Associate Vice President for Water and Sustainability position and a Director/Research – Center for Irrigation Technology (Administrator I) position. For more information regarding the Associate Vice President for Water and Sustainability job opening click here! For more…

A Water Dilemma: Maintaining Groundwater Quality

The Central Valley, due to its agricultural capacity, is a breadbasket for the United States. This comes with rewarding benefits and inevitable costs. The inevitable costs that the Central Valley faces include maintaining access to ample water supplies for agriculture and keeping groundwater clean. It is a challenge that offers many opportunities for researchers to crack…

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…