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Coastal California grape growers can use less water during drought

A new study out of the University of California, Davis, discussed earlier in September in Fruit Growers News shows that California grape growers in coastal areas can use less water during times of drought and cut irrigation levels without affecting crop yields or quality. According to FGN, “The findings, published Sept. 1 in the journal Frontiers in Plant Science, show that vineyards can use 50% of the irrigation water normally used by grape crops without compromising flavor, color and sugar content.”

This means that the next time that grape-growing areas in the Southeast are faced with drought conditions, they may also be able to cut their water use without reducing their yields or quality. You can read the story here.

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