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Site: Twitchell Alfalfa
The Twitchell Alfalfa site is an alfalfa field owned by the state of California and leased to third parties for farming. The tower was installed on May 24, 2013. This site and the surrounding region are part of the San Joaquin - Sacramento River Delta drained beginning in the 1850's and subsequently used for agriculture. The field has been alfalfa for more than 5 years. Crop rotation occurs every 5-6 years. The site is harvested by mowing and bailing several times per year. The site is irrigated by periodically by flooding ditches surrounding the field.
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