Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

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New issue of California Agriculture journal released

 

UC Agriculture and Natural Resources has released a new issue of California Agriculture journal. Drones are on the cover and inside are stories on Trump and immigration, citrus research, a threat to California's palm trees and more. See highlights in the video above. Click here for the online version of the journal.

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Using Micro-Sprinklers in Strawberry Production Saves Water
Water is an important resource for growing plants, and it has become scarce due to epic drought conditions in California. Conserving water through improved irrigation practices is critical for maintaining acreage of a lucrative commodity such as strawberry. Strawberry growers typically provide supplemental irrigation through overhead aluminum sprinklers to mitigate the dry conditions of the region. However, they can be inefficient systems, because they require a significant amount of water, and because there is plastic mulch on the beds, which limits the water that enters the soil and increases runoff potential. Micro-sprinklers, commonly used in orchard systems, could offer an efficient alternative to conventional aluminum sprinklers.

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