Citrus orchards cover about 260,000 commercial acres in California, with 140,000 acres of navel orange cultivars and nearly equal acreages (about 40,000 acres each) of Valencia oranges, lemons, and mandarins.
This publication provides an overview of proper irrigation system design, installation, maintenance and scheduling that can help citrus orchards continue production during times of water shortage or drought.
This free publication is available by download.
Part of a series of Drought Tips written and produced by the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources under an agreement with the California Department of Water Resources.
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