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  • Optimizing Leaching of Salts

    Added August 3, 2015
    water movement

    Water moves in a wetting front. When irrigation water hits the soil it moves down with the pull of gravity and to the side according to the pull of soil particles (more lateral with more clay). Soil is a jumble of different sized soil particles, from...

  • Lag times in plant invasions: here today, everywhere tomorrow

    Added August 3, 2015

    Many studies of invasive exotic/alien plants have suggested that a "lag" time is a common feature in their population dynamics.  Lag times are typically defined as a period of several years to several decades between the introduction and...

  • Avocado Stem Blight Is Out There!!!!

    Added July 31, 2015
    IMG 1940

     Growers are still calling in about avocados with thinning canopies, fruit drop and sunburn and leaf death. Coastal avocados are always difficult to irrigate.  Mild weather followed by dry windy conditions means growers have to scramble to get...

  • Regulated Deficit Irrigation

    Added July 29, 2015
    navel phenological stages

    Citrus response to irrigation water deficits have demonstrated that sensitivity of yield to water stress is dependent on the phenological phase in which water stress was applied. Adequate water supply is of major importance during citrus flowering and...

  • Predicting Water Demand Along the Coast Versus in the Valley

    Added July 27, 2015
    CIMIS station

    Recently I was asked why an irrigation schedule could be projected for almond and citrus in the Central Valley (Almonds:http://cekern.ucanr.edu/Irrigation_Management/Almond_Drip_-_Microsprinkler_- _Flood_Weekly_ET/Citrus:...

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Combined Blogs

Optimizing Leaching of Salts
Posted 8/3/2015 - Water moves in a wetting front. When irrigation water hits the soil it moves down with the pull of gravity and to the side according to the pull of soil particles (more lateral with more clay). Soil is a jumble of different sized soil particles, from...

Lag times in plant invasions: here today, everywhere tomorrow
Posted 8/3/2015 - Many studies of invasive exotic/alien plants have suggested that a "lag" time is a common feature in their population dynamics.  Lag times are typically defined as a period of several years to several decades between the introduction and...

Avocado Stem Blight Is Out There!!!!
Posted 7/31/2015 -  Growers are still calling in about avocados with thinning canopies, fruit drop and sunburn and leaf death. Coastal avocados are always difficult to irrigate.  Mild weather followed by dry windy conditions means growers have to scramble to get...

Regulated Deficit Irrigation
Posted 7/29/2015 - Citrus response to irrigation water deficits have demonstrated that sensitivity of yield to water stress is dependent on the phenological phase in which water stress was applied. Adequate water supply is of major importance during citrus flowering and...

Predicting Water Demand Along the Coast Versus in the Valley
Posted 7/27/2015 - Recently I was asked why an irrigation schedule could be projected for almond and citrus in the Central Valley (Almonds:http://cekern.ucanr.edu/Irrigation_Management/Almond_Drip_-_Microsprinkler_- _Flood_Weekly_ET/Citrus:...

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