Food Grows Where Water Flows

For more than 25 years, the California Farm Water Coalition has been working with our members to share information about farm water issues, and reminding Californians that "Food Grows Where Water Flows."

Be a part of the effort!

Request a free “Food Grows Where Water Flows” vehicle decal
Request free truck/trailer signs for commodity trailers
Sponsor a "Food Grows Where Water Flows" highway sign

 

Innovations on the Farm

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Farmers are using the latest technology to manage irrigation water and monitor their crops. The use of drip and micro-irrigation helps conserve water and improve crop health and yield. Remote sensors measure soil moisture to make sure irrigation happens at the right time and in the right amount. And GPS-controlled tractors allow more precise control over equipment operations and high efficiency, subsurface drip irrigation components.

  • Upgrades to irrigation systems including expanded use of drip, micro-sprinkler and subsurface irrigation.
  • Using sensors that monitor soil moisture, temperature, and crop water use.
  • Recycling irrigation water, which reduces the amount of freshwater needed.
  • Installing solar-powered equipment that dramatically improves water management efficiency. Additional power can be generated that goes back into the grid to supply energy for other farms as well as urban areas.
  • Metered delivery of fertilizer which results in reduced use of chemicals.
  • GPS controlled tractors improve field operations and allow variable application of fertilizers and crop protection materials.
  • Handheld tablet apps help monitor and track all farm operations.
Learn more about how farmers are working to protect and restore the environment.

Learn more about innovations farm water suppliers are using to improve water management.

 

Farmers are always adapting to new technologies and new techniques.