Adoption of Water-Related Technology and Management Practices by the California Avocado Industry

Julie Escalera, Ariel Dinar, and David Crowley

from ARE Update Vol. 18, No. 3, Jan/Feb, 2015

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Abstract

We conducted a survey to examine factors that influence adoption of water-saving technologies and
management practices by avocado producers in California who face scarce water quantity and deteriorated
quality conditions. The research showed that location of orchard, high field landscape variability (irrigation
complexity), and cost of water were among the main factors influencing adoption of irrigation technology and
water management practices.

Keywords

avocado, California, water scarcity, water quality, adoption, water-saving technologies, water-saving
management practices, water use efficiency, irrigation management, water policy, adoption

Citation

Julie Escalera, Ariel Dinar, and David Crowley. "Adoption of Water-Related Technology and Management Practices by the California Avocado Industry." ARE Update 18(3)(2015):5-8. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2015/18/3/adoption-of-water-related/