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ITRC Reports No. R 12-005, R 12-004, and R 12-003

Effects of Sprinkler, Parial Sprinkler/Drip, and Drip Only Irrigation on Strawberry Transplants

Sponsors: CDFA, USBR Mid-Pacific Region, United Water Conservation District, and CSU/ARI-Ag Research Initiative
2012 Report   2011 Report   2010 Report  

 

 

 

This purpose of the project is to develop an analysis of the current irrigation practices of the strawberry growers on the Central Coast of California.  The primary research evaluation will focus on the time period during the establishment of transplants, when sprinklers are used even though drip irrigation is available.  This project has targeted the impacts of salinity on young strawberry transplants.

The specific objectives of the project are to: (1) Set up research areas and control plots on a demonstration scale, (2) determine the key factors that affect the problems in early growth of transplanted strawberries, (3) determine relationships between the use of irrigation water and the control of salinity, and (4) provide a multi-year analysis to determine long-term salinity impacts on yields.

This project examines the motives, methods, and need for sprinklers on strawberries. The overall goal of the project is to conserve water by minimizing or eliminating sprinkler use on strawberries.  The project is designed to study the current practice and determine the conditions where growers can change these practices.  By minimizing sprinkler use, water is conserved, money is saved by pumping less water, and runoff is reduced.  This project targets drought management as well as highlighting runoff as a potential source of contaminants reaching waterways.

 

 

ITRC.  2012.  Effects of Sprinkler, Partial Sprinkler/Drip, and Drip Only Irrigation on Strawberry Transplants - 2011-2012 Data - Final.  Irrigation Training & Research Center, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA. ITRC Report No. R 12-005.

ITRC.  2011.  Effects of Sprinkler, Partial Sprinkler/Drip, and Drip Only Irrigation on Strawberry Transplants - 2010-2011 Data - Final.  Irrigation Training & Research Center, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA. ITRC Report No. R 12-004.

ITRC.  2010.  Effects of Sprinkler, Partial Sprinkler/Drip, and Drip Only Irrigation on Strawberry Transplants - 2009-2010 Data - Final.  Irrigation Training & Research Center, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA. ITRC Report No. R 12-003.


 

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