The state of California has been experiencing yet another year of arid temperatures that are taking a toll on both cities and farms, which use an average of 80 percent of the water supply annually. With water cuts along the way, farmers are looking into utilizing the following water technologies, not only to maintain agricultural production but also to contribute to water conservation in the state.
With the use of soil tension sensors, along with data on the day’s weather, humidity, and temperature, the state can manage smarter irrigation systems for farmers. These sensors consequently aid farmers in finding better ways and more efficient times to use water for irrigation.
Some companies are utilizing sophisticated genomics and the latest breeding techniques to produce drought-resistant and water-efficient crops and seeds. For instance, gene stacking has been used to create different forms and types of water-efficient sorghum, a grass typically used for biofuel, brewing, and animal feed.
Reverse Osmosis and Water Purification