California Agriculture Online

California Agriculture journal cover, April–June 2016

Current issue:

Conservation agriculture in California

Recent UC research demonstrates the potential of overhead irrigation as an alternative to furrow and drip irrigation on Central Valley crops such as wheat, corn and cotton (see article). Benefits of overhead irrigation include less soil disturbance, which complements conservation agriculture practices, and lower labor requirements. Shown here is an overhead system irrigating a carrot field in Arvin - Lamont, Kern County. Photo by Jeffrey Mitchell.