Monday, 05 March 2018 16:54

California’s desert agriculture is hot stuff

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imageStretching from the Death Valley to Calexico, California's vast dry desert is home to a unique and important
imageStretching from the Death Valley to Calexico, California's vast dry desert is home to a unique and important agriculture industry. It's a place where summertime temperatures often top the 115-degree mark. Where water supplies for irrigation depend on the Colorado River, but upriver states are claiming more of it. Where evapotrasporation – a reference rate of water use in unstressed turf grass – is 72 inches per year, but rainfall is rarely more than 4. Still, stalwart farmers grow......

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