Water is often taken for granted…until you don’t have enough. The fertile swath of the United States that is California has been a food-producing machine for decades. But, all that produce and nuts and fruits needs a hefty quantity water to grow into the juicy and plump table-ready mature products. And, the rate at which water has been utilized to facilitate the agricultural pursuits of Californian farms and other western farmers has sapped critical reservoirs of water.
Aquifers are drying up. There era of cheap access to water may be coming to an end for some of the most fertile and farm-friendly climates and locations in the United States. Because of the necessity of water utilization in farming, farms are looking to beat the drought by developing more water-conscious growing systems. One such system has been utilized in the Temecula Valley to successfully grow strawberry plants for years now.