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FCA Working To Improve Irrigation Flows In Oregon, Western U.S.
FCA Working To Improve Irrigation Flows In Oregon, Western U.S.
The Farmers Conservation Alliance was recently awarded $120,000 from Google to better manage data, as they help 40 different irrigation communities in the west learn to better manage their water.   “When you think about working with each of those communities and looking at infrastructure that’s a significant part of rural communities, you just have a lot of information that you’re managing."
Central Oregon Irrigation District Announces Shutoff Dates
Central Oregon Irrigation District Announces Shutoff Dates
Central Oregon Irrigation District has announced that it will continue to run at the current delivery rate until October 1st; at that time, deliveries drop to season five flows .  When it comes to the last day of the season, October 13th has been set as the final shut off date for the Central Oregon Canal (service area east side of Bend/Alfalfa/Powell Butte), while October 14th will be the last da
Hay Growers Encouraged To Reduce Irrigation When Water Is Tight
Hay Growers Encouraged To Reduce Irrigation When Water Is Tight
According to a University of Idaho researcher, hay farmers looking to stretch a limited water supply should consider irrigating their second two cuttings at a significant deficit. Xi Liang, an associate professor of cropping systems agronomy at the U of I Aberdeen Research and Extension Center, has completed two years of a multi-state study evaluating the effects of planting configuration and irri
How Can You Protect Your Yard Vegetation This Summer?
How Can You Protect Your Yard Vegetation This Summer?
We’ve seen them across the state - patches of brown trees or shrubs on the side of the road or in what is typically a lush forest. “With the hot, dry summers we’ve had over the last number of years, and prolonged drought in some very droughty locations in eastern and southern Oregon, plants that traditionally used to do okay without being watered are having issues," said Weston Miller, a Hort
Oregon Agricultural Water Alliance Looks To Address The Needs Of All Farmers
Oregon Agricultural Water Alliance Looks To Address The Needs Of All Farmers
It’s a new group of ag organizations, with a goal of tackling drought concerns threatening both livelihoods and potentially the food supply.  The newly formed Oregon Agricultural Water Alliance include the Oregon Farm Bureau, the state Cattleman’s Association, Dairy Farmers Association, Water Resources Congress, as well as the Oregon Association of Nurseries.  The OAN’s Jeff Ston...

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