Photos - Thermal, Calif. date farm switches to 100 percent surface drip

The California and Arizona date fruit industries have traditionally flood irrigated orchards to water date palm trees to produce date fruit. Thermal, Calif. date grower David Kohl is changing his operation from flood and drip irrigation to 100 percent drip to save water and costs. 

Kohl hired Israeli date grower Moshe Kirat as a consultant to covert the irrigation system, plus to implement other successful production practices used by on Kirat onto Kohl's LaQuinta Farm.

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