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Cell communication system prevents over-irrigation of alfalfa

Nov 4, 2011
Cultivated on 1.1 million acres, alfalfa is the largest consumer of water among all crops in California, accounting for up to 27 percent of the state’s irrigation water use. Alfalfa is usually flood irrigated, often leading to over-irrigation. Water is pumped in at the top of field rows and flows down to the end.

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