Content tagged "irrigation"

Considerations for the use of Manure Irrigation Practices

Animal Manure Management Updated: October 17, 2018

In response to concerns about this practice, University of Wisconsin Extension convened a workgroup to examine the issues related to manure irrigation. This...

Oct. 4 Webinar: Legal Issues With Ag Data (Big and Small)

Agricultural and Food Law Updated: September 20, 2017

With the explosion of “Big Data” has come a lot of speculation about the benefits of new data tools, along with a lot of concerns.  This webinar will work to...

Adapting to Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest: Promoting Adaptation with Five-Minute Videos of Agricultural Water Conservation and Management Practices

Animal Manure Management Updated: April 12, 2017

In a multimedia-based world, short videos are an effective visual means to provide information. A series of short (5-minute) climate change videos focusing...

Urban Forests: Understanding Associated Costs

A community receives many benefits from the urban forest; however, there are also costs associated with having a healthy urban forest. Estimates for tree...

The California Drought: Everybody’s Business

  If you ate your five servings (or more) of vegetables or snacked on a handful of walnuts or grapes today, chances are they all grew somewhere in...

Dangers of Excess Water on Xeric Landscapes

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: October 20, 2015

San Angelo xericscape.Thebikegarden.comOver time, excess water on xeric landscapes can affect the health of drought tolerant plants.  It is estimated that up...

Grouping Plants into Hydrozones

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: September 22, 2015

Grouping plants into hydrozones is an approach to irrigation and planting design where plants with similar water needs are grouped together. Ideally, each...

Protect Your Lawn During Drought

 Heat and moisture stresses placed on both cool-season and warm-season grasses will force them into a dormant stage. Just because they are brown does not...

Landscape Water Savings Calculators

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: February 11, 2015

Water savings calculators estimate approximate water use in the landscape and are a great way to take the guesswork out of how much water is being...

Different Kinds of Sprinkler Irrigation Systems

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: January 22, 2015

A bubbler irrigation system applies water to individual plants or groupings of plants. Video source: Bubbler YouTubeOutdoor irrigation accounts for up...

Drip Irrigation Systems

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: November 15, 2013

 Drip irrigation systems technology consists of a system of plastic pipes that transfers water under low pressure to plants. The water is applied much more...

How to Do Your Own Water Audit

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: November 15, 2013

The sign says it all. Photo credit: John Johnston Flickr CC BY 2.0Video demonstrating how to conduct a water audit.Colorado State University Extension...

Impacts of the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 06, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....The Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is a holistic approach to environmental...

How can fiber quality be affected by moisture stress?

Drought Resources Updated: July 20, 2012

Water stress in cotton, particularly during the bloom stage will reduce fiber quality. Generally, water stress from bloom to about 18-22 days post-bloom will...

Is irrigating the landscape always a good idea for defensible space?

It depends on the types of plants. Generally, irrigating helps plants stay green and moist and less likely to burn. In arid environments, irrigation is...

How should trees be irrigated?

If trees are to be irrigated, they should be given enough water to wet the soil at least 2 to 3 feet deep. The water should be applied in a doughnut-shaped...

Differences Between Sprinkler and Drip Irrigation

Different Kinds of Sprinkler Irrigation SystemsDrip Irrigation Systems

What causes thin, patchy grass?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: October 10, 2011

Thin grass is often a sign that;It is important to first diagnose the cause of the thinning lawn and proceed from there. Pest problems are usually the least...

Is soil depth an important consideration affecting irrigation?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: October 04, 2011

Yes, soil depth determines the potential rooting depth of plants to be grown and any restrictions within the soil that may hinder rooting depth. One crop may...

My pear tree I planted this spring is dropping yellow leaves. My thirty-foot tall hackberry is doing the same thing. I'm watering regularly with a sprinkler and the grass looks okay under the trees. What's wrong with them?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: June 24, 2010

Can reclaimed water be used for irrigation on organic farms?

Organic Agriculture Updated: October 29, 2008

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