SOIL TYPE AND WATER MANAGEMENT Essential Considerations for Citrus Plantings Irrigated with Colorado River Water
R. B. HARDING, University of California
T. M. RYAN, University of California
California Agriculture 16(8):14-15. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v016n08p14.
R. B. Harding is Associate Chemist, Department of Soils and Plant Nutrition, University of California, Riverside. T. M. Ryan is Laboratory Technician II, Department of Soils and Plant Nutrition, University of California, Riverside.
Although Colorado River water has been used for irrigating various crops in southern California for many years, careful consideration to soil type and water management is especially important to successful use for new citrus plantings. The Colorado is the principal source of water for the Imperial and Coachella valleys and is being used increasingly for crop production in San Diego and western Riverside counties.