Our Approach to Water
At Driscoll’s, we know that growing the finest berries requires care, commitment, and dedication. Our growers are constantly adapting so that they can hand down family farms to future generations. Accordingly, stewardship of the land is a shared responsibility, and so we partner with independent growers, public agencies, and private companies to ensure our agricultural approach remains sustainable.
How We Use Water
At Driscoll’s, we extensively study our plants to fully understand how much water is needed for flavorful, healthy berries. Different crops have different water needs; even so, different varieties within the same crop family have different water needs. Our growers diligently try to irrigate to crop need in order to make sure they are being efficient and effective in growing delightful berries.
Irrigation: A necessary process for delightful berries
Irrigation is the application of water to land or soil to assist in the growing of agricultural crops. Irrigation water can come from any sources, such as groundwater, surface water, or other non-conventional sources like treated waste water, desalinated water, or drainage water.
We conserve water through innovation, collaboration and education.
From the irrigation systems watering our fields to the technology we use to monitor them, Driscoll’s is harnessing the power of innovation to help create a sustainable future for agriculture.
- Technology via soil moisture sensors, real-time water use tracking, and remote sensing
By partnering with farmers, public agencies, and private companies, Driscoll’s recognizes the need for a ground-up, collaborative approach to battling the drought and conserving water.
- Community Commitment to Groundwater
- Groundwater Recovery Enhancement and Treatment (GREAT)
- Groundwater Recharge Project
Driscoll’s has initiated several educational programs, engaging growers and irrigators who will transform the future of water conservation
- Irrigator Certification Project
- Irrigation training workshops