The new restrictions for outdoor irrigation take effect mid-September. Only water customers that have metered irrigation accounts will be issued a usage allocation based on a 10% reduction of their 2013 usage.
The Tamil Nadu model of providing primacy to the views of farmers in the management of irrigation tanks has been lauded by an official of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), who is heading a team to review tank projects in India.
Standing with state, regional and national leaders in agriculture and conservation, Delta Plastics said the initiative was motivated by declining water levels in the Delta and a need for the agriculture industry to embrace new sustainability practices on the farm.
Delta Plastics owner Dhu Thompson said the Web-based software is based on an earlier piece of software that was difficult to use. The user-friendly version, called Pipe Planner, took four years of work and "millions" of dollars to develop, Thompson said.
A newly launched website will allow persons to audit an irrigation system completely from the field using mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service engineer.
Solar-powered irrigation pumps are gaining popularity owing to cost-effective financing and an innovative business model.
Bangladesh now has around 120 solar irrigation pumps, the majority of which were installed last year, according to Md Enamul Karim Pavel, head of renewable energy at Infrastructure Development Company Ltd (Idcol).
VOCATIONAL Education and Training Authority (VETA) and Kickstart International Tanzania, manufacturers of Money Maker water pumps, are jointly offering new irrigation technology to improve farming activities in the country.
South Asia supports a quarter of the world population and posesses one twentieth of the world’s annual renewable fresh water resources. The annual per capita of renewable fresh water resources in Nepal is 9,600 m3, whereas it is 1.2 m3 for India. This means, Nepal’s fresh water resources can be used for multiple purposes other than just generating hydropower.
Water shooting out the side of a section of flexible irrigation tubing or Polypipe has become a common sight in the Delta region. But if that water is simply racing across the soil surface toward the tail ditch on the other end of the field the results may be disappointing for the person doing the watering.
VERNON – Identifying, but more importantly, gaining adoption of the most efficient irrigation systems is an important step in water conservation within agriculture, according to a recent study conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Research.
Mostly swamps in Rwanda are surrounded by volcanic hills with small streams flowing to discharge runoff and seepage water. Many rice projects are implemented to develop the swamp by providing gravity irrigation facilities.
Addressing the diverse operational and environmental needs of today’s modern growers, Netafim has unveiled PolyNet - a high-performance, flexible, lightweight, cost-effective piping solution for above- and below-ground agricultural drip irrigation systems.
Optimization of Treated Sewage Effluent Utilization for Landscape Irrigation.
A case study by - Municipal Infrastructure & Assets Sector Parks & Recreational Facilities Division - Abu Dhabi Municipality