Contribution of University of California Cooperative Extension to Drip Irrigation
Rebecca Taylor, Doug Parker, and David Zilberman
In the 100th anniversary year of University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), this study examines
the role UCCE has played in the evolution and adoption of one noteworthy technology in California
agriculture—drip irrigation. With UCCE personnel responsible for both introducing and continually adapting
drip irrigation to numerous California crops and locations, we estimate the value of UCCE's work in drip irrigation
brings the state $78 to $283 million annually in water savings and yield increases.
Cooperative Extension, technology diffusion, drip irrigation, historical analysis
Rebecca Taylor, Doug Parker, and David Zilberman. 2014. "Contribution of University of California Cooperative Extension to Drip Irrigation." ARE Update 18(2): 5-8. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.