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Microbes Associated with Plant Roots Could be a Key to Helping Plants Survive Drought

Berkeley, Calif., (May 2, 2018) – As sorghum plants cope with drought conditions, the plants’ roots and adjoining microbial communities are communicating in a chemical language that appears to improve the plants’ chances under water stress. “It’s amazing,” said Peggy Lemaux, UC Cooperative Extension specialist. “We know there are lots of microbes in the soil and, for the most part, …

Mandarin Drought Tips Featured in Final Video of Drought Series

Oakland, Calif., (April 12, 2018) – Because periodic droughts will always be a part of life in California, the UC California Institute for Water Resources (CIWR) produced a series of videos to maintain drought awareness and planning, even in years when water is more abundant. The first of the three videos premiered Feb. 2 on the UCTV Sustainable California channel. The second video …

Native Wildflowers Bank on Seeds Underground to Endure Drought

Davis, Calif., (March 8, 2018) – Native wildflowers were surprisingly resilient during California’s most recent drought, even more so than exotic grasses. But signs of their resilience were not evident with showy blooms aboveground. Rather, they were found mostly underground, hidden in the seed bank, according to a study from the University of California, Davis. For the study, published March …

Never Ending Drought – News from UCANR

Sacramento, Calif., (February 15, 2018) – Warm and sunny winter days are no cause for celebration among the farmers, ranchers and forest managers who rely on UC Agriculture and Natural Resources’ research-based information and expertise to make their work more profitable. Such is the feeling shared by UC Cooperative Extension advisor Dan Macon in his Foothill Agrarian blog. He began worrying more than a month ago …

UC Launches Drought Video Series Feb. 2

Oakland, Calif., (February 8, 2018) – Because periodic droughts will always be a part of life in California, the UC California Institute for Water Resources (CIWR) produced a series of videos to maintain drought awareness and planning, even in years when water is more abundant. The first of the three videos premieres Feb. 2 on the UCTV Sustainable California channel. Subsequent videos will …

$1.7 Million for Climate-Resilient Agricultural Research

Davis, Calif., (December 6, 2017) – The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research has awarded more than $1.7 million to University of California, Davis, researchers to identify genes responsible for drought tolerance in rice and test a new energy-efficient food-drying process. Drought-resistant rice – A $1 million Seeding Solutions grant will go to a project to study the genetics of …

Difference in Irrigating Sorghum vs Corn Feed Crops

Difference in Irrigating Sorghum vs Corn Feed Crops

Although we received a lot more rain this year, the threat of drought is not over for California agriculture, and dairy producers are considering sorghum as alternative feed crop to corn. There is a difference in nutritional value that will need to be addressed in the feed mixture; however, irrigation needs are much different from corn as well, and drought-tolerance …

Future Water Leaders Soak Up Irrigation Information

Sorghum in Drought Conditions

Sacramento, Calif., (June 26, 2017) – University of California students are taking a long journey through California to trace the state’s complicated and critical water supply. The recent graduates and upper-division co-eds from UC Merced, UC Santa Cruz, UC Berkeley and UC Davis are part of the UC Water Academy, a course that combines online training with a two-week field …

California Farms are Thirsty and in Danger

Irvine, Calif., (June 23, 2017) – For generations now, California farmers have fed America and the world. As a third-generation California farmer, my family is proud of the produce we have helped put on the table. But that legacy of plenty could be in jeopardy for the next generation. A new UC Berkeley report commissioned by the Southern California Water …

Statement on End of California Drought

Sacramento, Calif., (April 12, 2017) – The Governor declared an end to California’s drought and his administration issued plans to permanently entrench many of the drought restrictions and water use efficiency requirements it brought about. “California farmers work every day to make the most out of every drop.  While total agricultural water use in California has remained relatively constant over …

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