California Institute for Water Resources
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Drought Management Tip Sheets

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As California endures a fourth year of drought and ever-tightening water supplies, water management strategies have become more critical. To help growers and others make the best use of the water they have available, this drought management science-based, peer-reviewed series was developed by the University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources with support from the California Department of Water Resources. 

TITLE AUTHORS
Drought strategies for alfalfa Steve Orloff, UC Cooperative Extension; Dan Putnam, UC Davis; Khaled Bali, UC Cooperative Extension
Drought management for California almonds David Doll, UC Cooperative Extension; Kenneth Shackel, UC Davis
Irrigating citrus with limited water Ben Faber, UC Cooperative Extension
Managing irrigated corn during drought Mark Lundy, UC Davis
Drought strategies for beef cattle culling Josh Davy, Larry Forero, Jeff Stackhouse, and Glenn Nader, UC Cooperative Extension
Drought strategies for feeding cattle grazing annual grassland
Josh Davy, Jeff Stackhouse, and Glenn Nader, UC Cooperative Extension
Supplemental feeds for cattle operations during drought Josh Davy, Glenn Nader, and Jeff Stackhouse, UC Cooperative Extension
Managing irrigated pasture during drought Steve Orloff, UC Cooperative Extension; Charlie Brummer and Dan Putnam, UC Davis
Drought strategies for California prune production Allan Fulton, Richard Buchner, and Franz Niederholzer, UC Cooperative Extension

Water quality guidelines for vegetable and row crops

Stephen Grattan, UC Davis

Drought strategies for walnuts Allan Fulton and Richard Buchner, UC Cooperative Extension
Crop salt tolerance
Stephen Grattan, UC Davis
Use of shallow groundwater for crop production Mark Grismer, UC Davis; Khaled Bali, UC Cooperative Extension
Use of saline drain water for crop production Mark Grismer, UC Davis; Khaled Bali, UC Cooperative Extension

Reclaiming saline, sodic, and saline-sodic soils

Anthony O'Geen, UC Davis

Managing salts by leaching

Michael Cahn and Khaled Bali, UC Cooperative Extension

Fog contribution to crop water use

Rick Snyder, UC Davis

Use of graywater in urban landscapes in California

Janet Hartin and Ben Faber, UC Cooperative Extension

Keeping plants alive under drought or water restrictions

Janet Hartin, Loren Oki, and Ben Faber, UC Cooperative Extension, and Dave Fujino, UC Davis


Draft drought tips 

These drought tips are currently in the peer review process and will be updated with finalized versions as they become available.

TITLE  AUTHORS
Drought strategies for table and oil olive production Dani Lightle and Joseph Connell, UC Cooperative Extension
Drought strategies for wine grapes  Mark Battany, UC Cooperative Extension
Comparing the costs of electric motors and engines for irrigation pumping Samuel Sandoval Solis, Pablo T. Silvia-Jordan, Daniele Zaccaria, UC Davis

 

This page will continue to be updated as more drought tips are available.

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