Tools and Resources
In the midst of historic drought, California’s academic institutions serve as a tremendous resource both in offering everything from near-term management advice to farmers and ranchers to the innovative work being carried out by researchers on everything from drought resistant crops to snow sensors to climate change.
CropManage is a tool for online irrigation scheduling of vegetables and berries. CropManage was designed to be as intuitive as possible for growers and farm managers to use, with a secure login procedure so that only individuals with permission can view and/or edit water and nitrogen fertilizer records of a particular farming operation.
The Nitrate Groundwater Pollution Hazard Index was developed to provide information to farmers interest in voluntary management practices that reduce nitrogen contamination potential in groundwater.
ENVIRO-GRO was developed to provide simulations of the growth of agricultural crops. The program simulates subsurface variably-saturated water flow, solute transport, root water uptake, nitrogen uptake, and relative yield for agricultural applications.
California's world-class higher education system offers a wide variety of resources and expertise on water-related issues in the state and around the world.