Chaffin Farms strives to produce the highest quality agricultural products while minimizing the environmental impacts. It provides good working environment and strives to preserve and protect its capital and land so that future family generations will be able to continue and expand the farming operation.
 
With low relative humidity, the winter temperatures range from 30-70oF. The average summer temperatures range from 85-112oF. These conditions are optimum for year-round farming. This environment provides 350 days of sunshine annually. Chaffin Farms utilizes state of the art solar powered irrigation telemetry. CIMIS Station#151 monitors irrigation and crop water efficiency.
 
Chaffin Farms grows a variety of crops including Alfalfa, Cotton and Upland Cotton and Wheat and Durum Wheat.


 
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Chaffin Farms embraces the philosophy that sometime "less is better". This farming family stresses the importance of producing crops naturally. Each crop is carefully inspected by a licensed Pest Control Advisor and Certified Crop Advisor, for invasive weeds and pests. When invasive pests are present, the first line of defense are natural predators. When the natural balance of beneficial insects can no longer control the invasive insects options are discussed using chemical means. Many products used at Chaffin Farms are certified for use in the Organic Markets.

In 2002 Chaffin Farms entered into a joint venture with CIMIS (California Irrigation Management Information Systems) to provide a solar powered irrigation management system. CIMIS installed, in a Chaffin Farms field, a weather station (Ripley #44) that is capable of transmitting weather and irrigation information. This information is used to determine the optimum duration between irrigations. Evapotranspiration, soil temperature (at the 6 inch depth), air temperature and wind speed are critical inputs that the CIMIS station provides.

In 2006 Chaffin Farms entered into another joint venture with the Palo Verde Irrigation District to update an irrigation check station on a major irrigation canal. This update changed out the older manual check gate with a new solar powered telemetry operated irrigation check station. This will allow the PVID water master to monitor and regulate canal flows to adapt at a moments notice to demand.
 
 

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