National Drought Mitigation Center

National Drought Mitigation Center
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California growers and researchers developing drought defenses
5/19/2017 4:35:15 PM

Fresno County, CA
Parlier, CA
Kern County, CA
Kings County, CA
Madera County, CA
Merced County, CA
San Joaquin County, CA
Stanislaus County, CA
Tulare County, CA
Yolo County, CA

Start Date: 5/19/2017 -  
Growers and researchers were working fervently to find ways to help California’s orchards, vineyards and row crops withstand the next drought with as little water as they can manage and yet thrive. Subsurface drip irrigation, minimizing soil disturbance, leaving crop residue, diversifying crop rotations and using cover crops are some of the strategies for improving moisture retention and drought tolerance. Capital Press - Agriculture Weekly (Salem, Ore.), May 19, 2017