Polymers check furrow erosion, help river life
Hal McCutchan, UC Cooperative Extension
Phil Osterli, Stanislaus County
John Letey, UC Riverside
California Agriculture 47(5):10-11. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v047n05p10.
Polyacrylamides provide economic benefits and reduce pesticide residues carried by irrigation runoff into the San Joaquin River.
H. T. McCutchan is a Postgraduate Researcher, UC Cooperative Extension, Stanislaus County; P. P. Osterli is County Director and Farm Advisor, Stanislaus County; J. Letey is Professor of Soil Physics, Department of Soil and Environmental Sciences, UC Riverside;
The authors would like to acknowledge Gary Mall of Orestimba Ranches for his assistance; Allied Colloids, Inc. for providing the polymer and equipment; and laboratory and field support from Laboratory Technician Neil Iacklin and Field Assistant Ray Hill, both of UC Cooperative Extension.