Opportunities and Best Practices to Support Sustainable Production for Small Growers and Post-Harvest Processors in Southern California
This article describes current practices and needs associated with water and gas conservation among Southern California greenhouse growers, Post-Harvest Processors (PHPs), and agricultural associations. Two communication forums were held with the goal of educating the local gas company and small growers and PHPs on the most compelling needs and best practices to support sustainability while improving profit. While some growers and PHPs have made significant investment in energy and water conservation advanced technologies, all participants expressed the desire to work with local utilities towards greater water and energy conservation opportunities that are customized to specific needs.
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Cinzia, F., Duran, D. F., & Russell, R. (2015). Opportunities and Best Practices to Support Sustainable Production for Small Growers and Post-Harvest Processors in Southern California. The Journal of Extension, 53(6), Article 1. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol53/iss6/1