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July-September 2014

Cover: As California enters the third year of an historic drought, with reservoirs at all-time lows and thousands of acres lying fallow, scientists and policymakers are looking for ways to increase water conservation and efficiency across the state. New UC research demonstrates the possibilities and challenges of irrigating crops with recycled wastewater (pages 59, 68, 75) and employing technology to reduce water use in surface-irrigated fields (page 82). Shown is Trinitas Cellars, which has irrigated its 12-acre vineyard in Napa County with recycled water for over seven years. The color purple on the irrigation tubing is used universally to signify recycled or reclaimed water. Photo by Will Suckow

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California Agriculture, July-September 2014

Volume 68, Number 3
Water efficiency: Recycled water, irrigation technology

Peer-reviewed Research Articles

Recycled water causes no salinity or toxicity issues in Napa vineyards
by Edward Weber, Stephen R. Grattan, Blaine R. Hanson, Gaetano A. Vivaldi, Roland D. Meyer, Terry L. Prichard, Larry J. Schwankl
pp59-67, doi#10.3733/ca.v068n03p59
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Chloride levels increase after 13 years of recycled water use in the Salinas Valley
by Belinda E. Platts, Mark E. Grismer
pp68-74, doi#10.3733/ca.v068n03p68
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Rainfall leaching is critical for long-term use of recycled water in the Salinas Valley
by Belinda E. Platts, Mark E. Grismer
pp75-81, doi#10.3733/ca.v068n03p75
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Water advance model and sensor system can reduce tail runoff in irrigated alfalfa fields
by Brad J. Arnold, Shrinivasa K. Upadhyaya, Jedediah Roach, Parasappa S. Kanannavar, Daniel H. Putnam
pp82-88, doi#10.3733/ca.v068n03p82
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Predicting invasive plants in California
by Elizabeth D. Brusati, Douglas W. Johnson, Joseph M. DiTomaso
pp89-95, doi#10.3733/ca.v068n03p89
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Editorial, News, Letters and Science briefs

NEWS: New license plate supports youth agricultural programs
by Robin Meadows
pp52, doi#10.3733/ca.v068n03p52a
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Clarification and Correction
by Editors
pp52, doi#10.3733/ca.v068n03p52b
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EDITORIAL: UC ANR applies innovative research and programs to state's water scarcity
by Doug Parker
pp53, doi#10.3733/ca.v068n03p53
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OUTLOOK: Out of sight but not out of mind: California refocuses on groundwater
by Thomas Harter, Helen E. Dahlke
pp54-55, doi#10.3733/ca.v068n03p54
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RESEARCH NEWS: UC Cooperative Extension helps Californians use water wisely
by Robin Meadows
pp56-58, doi#10.3733/ca.v068n03p56
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UC COOPERATIVE EXTENSION CENTENNIAL: Irrigation of deciduous orchards and vineyards influenced by plant-soil-water relationships in individual situations
by W. J. Coats
pp63, doi#10.3733/ca.v068n03p63
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UC COOPERATIVE EXTENSION CENTENNIAL: Can irrigation with municipal wastewater conserve energy?
by W. J. Coats
pp73, doi#10.3733/ca.v068n03p73
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UC COOPERATIVE EXTENSION CENTENNIAL: Improved leaching practices save water, reduce drainage problems
by W. J. Coats
pp77, doi#10.3733/ca.v068n03p77
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UC COOPERATIVE EXTENSION CENTENNIAL: Placement of tensiometers as guides to irrigation practices
by W.J. Coats
pp87, doi#10.3733/ca.v068n03p87
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UC COOPERATIVE EXTENSION CENTENNIAL: Eucalyptus fuel dynamics, and fire hazard in the Oakland hills
by W. J. Coats
pp91, doi#10.3733/ca.v068n03p91
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The Rise of the Kiwifruit
by Marissa Palin Stein
pp96, doi#10.3733/ca.v068n03p96
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General Information

About California Agriculture
by Editor
pp50, doi#10.3733/ca.v068n03p50
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