Utah State University Extension
This fact sheet, the first in a series of three, examines the preferred drought management strategies of fresh produce growers and how their preferences change depending on drought severity and expected yields. Severe drought in fresh produce production causes stunted growth resulting in smaller, lower quality produce, as well as increased vulnerability to pests, all of which result in large economic losses (Holupchinski et al., n.d.). Water shortages are also common, with restrictions on use commonly imposed, especially in the late summer months. Hence, extended drought poses a threat to agricultural productivity and the economies of rural and tribal areas in Utah.
Curtis, Kynda R.; Drugova, Tatiana; and Ward, Ruby, "Utah Fresh Produce Grower Preferred Drought Management Strategies" (2021). All Current Publications. Paper 2182.