Researchers See More Overhead Irrigation in California’s Future

Overhead irrigation systems have revolutionized agriculture across the United States and in other parts of the world, using less water than furrow irrigation and requiring significantly less labor and maintenance than drip systems. But in California — the nation’s No. 1 agriculture state — overhead irrigation hasn’t gotten off the ground. That could be changing,…

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Newly Updated Drought Tips Available for Farmers

[In the fourth year of California drought, strategies for managing many crops are available from UC ANR.] by Jeannette Warnert, jewarnert@ucanr.edu UC ANR August 25, 2015 Drought strategies for managing alfalfa and many other crops are available free from UC Agriculture and Natural Resources. As California endures a fourth year of drought and ever-tightening water supplies, water-management strategies…

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