Irrigation and Soils
PRACTICES THAT MINIMIZE NITRATE LEACHING ASSOCIATED WITH ON-FARM RECHARGE
Healthy Soils Initiative
UC Cooperative Extension Supports California’s Healthy Soils Initiative
Surface Irrigation Efficiency Workshop
Irrigation Systems and Energy Efficiency - Daniele Zaccaria, Ph.D.
Understanding Irrigation Efficiency with Different Systems: How it’s Defined, Why it’s Important - Khaled M. Bali, Eduardo Bautista, and Daniele
Improving the Hydraulic Performance of Surface Irrigation - Eduardo Bautista
Who We Are
Our water and soils are the lifeblood of California's economy. Increased competition for water and use of our soils effects how we deal with drought and manage agricultures productive capacity. University of California research improves water and soil management practices and policies by;
• Developing crops and irrigation methods that use less water
• Provide training on efficient design and management of
• Establishing approaches to use degraded water and soils
• Support informed water and land-use policies
• Partnering with agricultural, environmental and governmental
groups to address water and soil quality issues including
improved salinity and pollutant management systems
We provide timely meeting support and engage in research project involvement that addresses local and statewide industry priorities. We are active members in support of the UC ANR Conservation Tillage and Water Quality workgroups.
The 2011 Subsurface Drip Irrigation Symposium was very successful and included a variety of presentations related to the maintenance of drip systems and approaches to water management. Click the link below to review the presentation slides from our speakers.
A recent study by UC’s David Sunding describes the economic impact caused by reduced irrigation deliveries and it’s negative effects on jobs in the San Joaquin Valley.
Water and Jobs: The Role of Irrigation Water Deliveries on Agricultural Employment