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Project: Increasing Water Use Efficiency and Drought Resilience in California Agriculture

Description: This research project tests effects of conservation tillage on improving water use efficiency in existing long-term tillage test plots in Five Points, California. Change in soil hydraulic properties will also be quantified for conditions with and without cover crops to determine tradeoffs associated with winter cover crop productivity and soil water depletion. Conservation effects will also be field verified and compared to four Central Valley production fields with similar conservation tillage practices. Instructional videos, field extension presentations, and peer-reviewed publications will also be prepared.

Reference Number: 3860-P01-129

Implemented By: University of California Davis


Type: Water Management, Research/Planning (including Science)

Total Cost: $600,466.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 5/22/2021    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Statewide

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): No

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Local Contribution1/25/2017$300,497.00
Prop. 1, Water Conservation and Water Use Efficiency Plans, Projects, and Programs1/25/2017$299,969.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Water ManagementWater Use Efficiency - Conservation  
Research/Planning (including Science)Other  

Water Action Plan Target

Make Conservation a California Way of LifeAction Description


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