Irrigation rates critical in Imperial Valley alfalfa
Frank E. Robinson, University of California Imperial Valley Field Station, El Centro
California Agriculture 34(10):18-18. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v034n10p18.
Frank E. Robinson is Water Scientist, University of California Imperial Valley Field Station, El Centro.
Applying too little water to Imperial Valley alfalfa in summer sprinkler irrigation causes leaf burn from salts in the water. Higher rates cause ponding and soil crusting.
The study was Project 3087-Hatch, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, U. C., Davis and El Centro.