New FSMA Rules for Your Irrigation System

Posted by Accu-Tab News Team
Jul 13, 2016 1:45:45 PM
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No matter where you are within the agricultural supply chain, it’s critically important to understand the different variables that go into growing crops safely. When it comes to the safety of your irrigation water, here’s a question you should ask yourself daily:  Are you adequately treating the water you are pulling from ponds and wells to irrigate your crops to help prevent the spread of waterborne pathogens? 

Topics: Irrigation, FSMA

Common Abbreviations, Common Confusion: Cl– vs. Cl (and Why Growers Should Care)

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Jan 19, 2016 3:55:00 PM
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As the careful, conscientious grower you are, you’ve decided to take samples of your irrigation water to a lab for testing. When the results come back, you see a “Cl” concentration of 65 parts per million (ppm). You see those letters, “Cl” and grow a bit concerned. After all, isn’t it bad to have chlorine in your soil?

Topics: Irrigation

Innovations to Help Outlast an Agricultural Water Shortage

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May 27, 2015 10:30:00 AM
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How grave is the current water crisis in the Western U.S.? The water shortage has affected all 22 states west of the Mississippi. In addition, 98 million people in the Southwest are dealing with decreased water availability. California Governor Jerry Brown has announced a mandatory 25 percent cutback in water consumption in all cities, as the drought is already affecting more than 50 million people in the region. It’s no surprise that agricultural output is suffering in the region as a result: Wheat and rice production are already significantly down from annual averages, with fruit and nut production also at risk.

Topics: Irrigation

 
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