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May-June 1997

Cover: Warm winter weather enables year-round agricultural production in the Low Desert. One of the largest concentrations of sheep in the United States gathers in the Coachella, Imperial and Palo Verde valleys each winter - close to 300,000 head. From November through March, lambs are brought from the mountain states to graze. Photo by Gerald Holmes

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California Agriculture, May-June 1997

Volume 51, Number 3
Desert Agriculture: The challenge and the promise

Peer-reviewed Research and Review Articles

Forage demand rises as supplies wane: Growers face critical juncture in desert forage production
by Dan Putnam, Robert Kallenbach
pp12-16 , doi#10.3733/ca.v051n03p12
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Appropriate market is key to success of dairying in Imperial Valley
by L.J. (Bees) Butler, Javier Ekboir
pp17-24 , doi#10.3733/ca.v051n03p17
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Breeding resistant alfalfa holds promise for silverleaf whitefly management
by Larry R. Teuber, Michael E. Rupert, Larry K. Gibbs, Ken L. Taggard
pp25-29 , doi#10.3733/ca.v051n03p25
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Imperial Valley conditions limit Karnal bunt in wheat
by Gerald J. Holmes, Lee F. Jackson, Thomas M. Perring
pp29-32 , doi#10.3733/ca.v051n03p29
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Continuous ponding and shallow aquifer pumping leaches salts in clay soils
by Mark E. Grismer, Khaled M. Bali
pp34-37 , doi#10.3733/ca.v051n03p34
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Irrigation shifts toward sprinklers, drip and microsprinklers
by Susan Edinger-Marshall, John Letey
pp38-40 , doi#10.3733/ca.v051n03p38
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Editorial, News, Letters and Science Briefs

EDITORIAL: Research can help desert growers in an era of water constraints
by W.R. Gomes
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Challenge, promise for nation's “winter salad bowl”
by Kathy Barton
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A river runs through desert agriculture
by Tim Stephens
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Scientists pit parasitoids against leafhoppers
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