“California farmers are working closely with UC Davis researchers on breeding drought-tolerant cropsreducing tillage and applying cover crops to encourage resilience and using agricultural land to recharge groundwater basins and restore aquifers. Emerging technologies like low-cost soil sensors and subsurface drip irrigation are enabling farmers to maximize every “crop per drop,” doling out precisely what each plant needs. Startup companies specializing in farming-related software for big data, satellite imagery applications and surveillance drone technology are now drawing double the investment over previous years….”-UC DAVIS

 

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