Soil and Water Quality
Practices to protect soil and water quality will vary depending on soil type, irrigation method, and cropping system, but this is a sample of UC publications on management practices that may help to protect soil and water quality.
Crop Consumptive Use in the Delta
With the passage of SB 88, which requires growers to measure surface water diversions for agricultural use, there are efforts among Delta interests to measure crop consumptive water use as a more accurate reflection of agricultural water use compared to measuring diversions. Preliminary project results from a field monitoring campaign and modeling are available from this website.