Overhead irrigation has not been popular in California
System is widely adopted elsewhere in the United States
University researchers are studying its use in various California cropping systems for its positive benefits
2015 California processing tomato contracted production is forecast at 14.5 million tons - a record high - and 4 percent higher than last year.
Average processing tomato yields are about 49.5 tons per acre with total acreage at 293,000 acres.