The California rice cropping system: agronomic and natural resource issues for long-term sustainability

@article{Hill2005TheCR,
  title={The California rice cropping system: agronomic and natural resource issues for long-term sustainability},
  author={Jeffrey E. Hill and John David Williams and Randall G Mutters and Charles August Greer},
  journal={Paddy and Water Environment},
  year={2005},
  volume={4},
  pages={13-19}
}
California rice is produced on approximately 200,000 ha mostly in the Sacramento Valley. The crop is planted in April/May and harvested in September/October. The growing season is characterized by a Mediterranean climate with negligible rainfall, high solar radiation, and relatively cold nighttime temperatures, thus yields may exceed 9 t ha−1, 20% above the US average. California is a highly urbanized State with an affluent population demanding agricultural practices to be environmentally… CONTINUE READING

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