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Old 09-19-2009, 08:12 AM
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I wonder how much drip irrigation is used in CA agriculture. I think they could get more bang for the buck out there.
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Old 09-19-2009, 09:06 AM
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I wonder how much drip irrigation is used in CA agriculture. I think they could get more bang for the buck out there.
Why don't you research it and tell us what you learned?
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Old 09-19-2009, 09:29 AM
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I think I've learned that your discussion abilities are weak and getting weaker.
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Old 09-19-2009, 09:33 AM
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I wonder how much drip irrigation is used in CA agriculture. I think they could get more bang for the buck out there.
Drip tape is very popular for ag
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Old 09-19-2009, 09:39 AM
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I remember there was a selenium pollution problem in California's central valley, from ground water pumped away from irrigated fields. The water was being pumped away because it was harmful to the roots of growing crops.
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Old 09-19-2009, 11:35 AM
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It's the thin air.
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Old 09-19-2009, 03:22 PM
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Gentleman, as far as the salmon are concerned, "we have met the enemy and he is us".

If (as is claimed) 50% of the treated, potable water that goes to California's urban/ suburban areas is used for landscaping, then we have to do something to reduce that.

But that makes up only 20% of the total fresh water the state uses. By most accounts 80% goes to agriculture.

Reducing cotton and alfalfa acreage in the Central Valley is a start. Micro and drip for vineyards, citrus and orchard crops helps.

But a lot of flood irrigation is still practiced and it really makes no sense, especially in the warmest parts of the state.
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Old 09-19-2009, 03:25 PM
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Here is some interesting reading:

http://news.newamericamedia.org/news...6bdf66c91d2b57
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Old 09-19-2009, 03:30 PM
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a lot of flood irrigation is still practiced and it really makes no sense, especially in the warmest parts of the state.
I think we spend more time on conservation than AG does; flood is seen in Arizona and New Mexico, also. I've also seen impacts and pivots still running, with ice all over.
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Old 09-19-2009, 03:31 PM
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I think I've learned that your discussion abilities are weak and getting weaker.
Maybe I've just grown weary of discussing topics with people who expect you to do all the research to keep the conversation going.
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