Presentation on theme: "Sustainable Practices in Water Management. Environmental Sensitivity Water Improvement & Conservation Energy Development & Conservation Crop Protection."— Presentation transcript:
Environmental Sensitivity Water Improvement & Conservation Energy Development & Conservation Crop Protection Materials Efficiencies Soil Enrichment & Conservation Environmental Sensitivity
Tribal water use Spanish missionaries Channeling seasonal river flows Early California Water Developers Miller and Haggin Agricultural Development Flood Control – Disease Control – Urban Security Miller - Haggin Agreement Dual system of water rights confirmed by California State Supreme Court April, 26, 1886 Appropriation vs. Riparian (in English Common Law) Ground water extraction Centrifugal Pump Introduction – water wells (Early 1900s) Government authorized systems Moving water away from natural watercourses
Regulating Plant Growth Mepiquat Chloride use in cotton Reduction of Fertilizer Regulated Deficit Irrigation Advanced Genetic Modification Reduction of Pesticides – in harmony with IPM practices Technology for more precise mgmt Laser leveling, GPS and variable rate apps Drip irrigation systems More time-sensitive technologies Enabling technologies
Final Thoughts about California Cotton Californias SJV Cotton is unique Vastly Different Water Rights Leader in Adoption of Sustainable BMPs Significant Contributor to Agricultural Diversity
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