Are there any best practices that growers can employ to handle the water quality and quantity issue?

0
Posted

Are there any best practices that growers can employ to handle the water quality and quantity issue?

0

If you are in California and you grow a crop, you have saline now which comes in from the oceans and goes into the water table because of erosion of the shelves in the ocean. That can affect the crops. You have factory operations that in some cases puts chemicals into the [water] used to water crops. These kinds of issues, which are emerging today, were not there five or 10 years ago. They need to test the water tables and look at where they are growing the crop. I will give you a simple example. There was lettuce growing in California that was involved in a major product contamination issue. Because the lettuce was planted too close to an animal feeding operation, E.coli bacteria spread from the animals down into the water tables. The E.coli was then irrigated onto the lettuce, which was then processed and sent to supermarkets which spread to the spinach as well. Q: What are the top issues related to the largest risk, the weather risk? A: Over the last 20 years, crop insurance has pai

Related Questions