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  RELATED INFORMATION
Irrigation Management

Drought Irrigation Strategies

Almond growers can now go to a new UC Division of Ag and Natural Resources Web site to access an extensive compilation of drought-related water management and irrigation strategies developed by UC researchers, farm advisors and extension specialists. Thanks to substantial funding by the Almond Board of California, almonds are the first crop for which information is available.

First Results from Drought Research

A drought management research project funded by the Almond Board is being conducted at the Nickels Soil Lab in Arbuckle. Long-term tree responses to different irrigation levels, various canopy reduction scenarios and actual almond water requirements for survival are being investigated in a 20-year-old orchard where the soil is gravelly and shallow. Click here to view the first-season update presented at the 2009 Almond Industry Conference.

External Links:

UC Drought Management

UC Crop Irrigation Strategies for Almonds

UC Irrigation Scheduling  

Southern San Joaquin Valley
The Pomology Post Drought Newsletter, March, 2009

Dave Goldhamer presentation, Water Relations Requirements, Irrigation Scheduling and Drought Strategies at March 31, 2009 meeting "Drought Irrigation for Almonds"

Larry Schwankl presentation, Fine Tuning Your Microirrigation System at March 31, 2009 meeting "Drought Irrigation for Almonds"

Larry Schwankl presentation, Orchard Irrigation - Determining the Application Rate and Uniformity of a Microirrigation System at March 31, 2009 meeting "Drought Irrigation for Almonds"

South Sacramento Valley Almond Growers Meeting, February 19, 2009
Ken Shackel presentation, Irrigation Management During a Drought

Orchard Topics, March 2009, Drought Irrigation Watering Schedule, Ken Shackel

Northern San Joaquin Valley Almond Day, January 22, 2009
 Terry Pritchard presentation, Irrigation and Salinity Management in a Dry Year(s)

Almond Industry Conference, December 11, 2008
Irrigation Strategies Presentation

Almond Industry Conference, December 10, 2009
Almond Irrigation World Round-Up Presentation
Almond Irrigation World Round-Up Audio File

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