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13 Feb 2018

Improving Irrigation Efficiency Reduces Water Use

Ristvey, A., Oki, L.R., Haver, D.L., and B.J.L. Pitton (University of California Davis)

A high level of irrigation application uniformity is essential to maximize irrigation efficiency and several strategies are available to audit irrigation systems. Limitations in system design and uniformity can decrease water availability and distribution, thereby hindering efforts to provide sufficient water to plants. Inadequate plant water can reduce growth and quality, decreasing saleable product and profits, while potentially creating environmental problems. Discussed in this article are irrigation system best management practices (BMPs) to improve water use efficiency (WUE), with the potential to increase the amount of water available for distribution and decrease waste.

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http://www.amerinursery-digital.com/November2017#&pageSet=10

30 Jan 2018

Irrigation Solutions

Majsztrik, J., White, S.A. (Clemson University), and J.S. Owen, Jr. (Virginia Tech University)

Is my water clean enough or will it harm my plants? The question is simple, the answer is not. One of the most common methods of water treatment is physical screening. Typical physical filters include sand, mesh screen, disc, glass, or other substrates that serve as barriers to particulates. During physical screening, the materials in the filter serve as a barrier to stop particles (sediment) from moving through the filter.  Learn more about these filters, and how to keep your plants safe from disease and chemicals that may be spread through recycled irrigation water.

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http://magazine.nurserymag.com/article/august-2017/irrigation-solutions.aspx

16 Jan 2018

Water Quality Quest

Majsztrik, J. and Sarah A. White (Clemson University)

Is my water clean enough or will it harm my plants? The question is simple the answer is not. Activated carbon and membrane filters are tools worth considering if you recycle water or have problems with water quality. If you recycle water, routinely spray PGRs, or non-target crops at your operation are stunted or deformed, you may have residual chemicals in your recycled water that could be reducing plant quality and thus hurting your bottom line. Learn more about these filters, and how to keep your plants safe from disease and chemicals that may be spread through recycled irrigation water.

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http://magazine.nurserymag.com/article/september-2017/water-quality-quest.aspx

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