Drip irrigation provides the salinity control needed for profitable irrigation of tomatoes in the San Joaquin Valley
California Agriculture 63(3):131-136. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v063n03p131.
Commercial field studies and computer simulations were used to estimate leaching fractions for subsurface drip systems in tomatoes grown in salt-affected soils.
B.R. Hanson is Irrigation and Drainage Specialist, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, UC Davis; D.E. May is Farm Advisor Emeritus, UC Cooperative Extension, UC Riverside; J. Simnek is Professor of Soil Physics and Hydrologist, Department of Environmental Sciences, UC Riverside; J.W. Hopmans is Professor of Water Management, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, UC Davis; R.B. Hutmacher is Extension Cotton Specialist, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis, and Director, UC West Side Research and Extension Center.
Support for this project was provided by the UC Prosser Trust Fund; the Westlands Water District; and Farming D and Britz Farming Company, both of Five Points, Calif.