Implementing CIMIS at the farm level: a grower's experience in walnuts
AuthorsAllan E. Fulton
Robert H. Beede
Rebecca C. Phene
Authors AffiliationsA. E. Fulton is Soils and Water Farm Advisor, U.C. Cooperative Extension, Kings County; R. H. Beede is Pomology Farm Advisor, U.C. Cooperative Extension, Kings County; R. C. Phene is Staff Research Assistant, UC Kearney Agricultural Center.
Hilgardia 45(5):38-40. DOI:10.3733/ca.v045n05p38. September 1991.
The California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS) originated in 1982. Its purposes were to provide estimates of crop water requirements as influenced by real-time weather conditions and to ensure reasonable use of limited water supplies for farming. This study documents the effects of managing on-farm irrigation practices, with and without using CIMIS information, in a Kings County walnut orchard. In this example, increased water use, increased production, and increased profits were experienced as a result of implementing CIMIS information.
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