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Guidelines To Conserve Water Provies Profitable

Guidelines To Conserve Water Provies Profitable

Guidelines to Conserve Water Prove Profitable

Pima cotton is valued around the world for producing the finest cotton fabric. Over 90% of the US pima cotton crop is grown in the San Joaquin Valley. Dan Munk and colleagues have developed guidelines to conserve water supplies allowing growers to better manage water and apply deficit irrigation strategies, including:

* Improvements in irrigation timing
* Irrigation system enhancements
* Reducing water for early irrigation events.

When the cotton crops are stressed during development, there is less chance of yield reduction created by water issues. Irrigation management guidelines are a proven tool to assist growers in remaining profitable during a severe drought.

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Tomato Virus Disease Concerns

Tomato virus disease concerns at UC West Side Extension Center

Among the obvious concerns that vegetable crop growers face this season is the potential of a second consecutive year for curly top disease in tomatoes. In 2013, some fields in Fresno, Kings and Kern Counties were severely impacted by this beet leafhopper-transmitted virus disease. In some fields, the majority of the plants were lost early in the season and the fields were replanted, while in other cases, the impact was seen too late to replant and the fields may have been shredded or farmed to harvest, frequently, with disappointing yields.

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The University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) is a statewide network of campus based Agricultural Experiment Station researchers and Cooperative Extension specialists located on the Berkeley, Davis and Riverside campuses working collaboratively with county-based Cooperative Extension advisors located in 50 county offices throughout the state.

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