Can farmers use water more effectively?: Two on-farm demonstrations compare irrigation methods
Hilgardia 45(2):4-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v045n02p4a. March 1991.
High water tables and associated high salinity now hamper farm production across 400,000 acres of farmland in Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern Counties in the San Joaquin Valley. The two following reports describe farm demonstration projects undertaken to reduce drainwater volume while maintaining profitability. Performed at different sites under differing conditions, the projects yielded different results. An analysis of the combined results appears on page 11. (Ed.)
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Analysis: Demonstration projects compared
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