The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Improving Lives, Communities and the Economy

Methods of Measuring for Irrigation Scheduling - WHEN

Author: 
Martin, Edward C.
Publication Date: 
October 2014
Publication Number: 
AZ1220-2014
Pages: 
6 pp.
Abstract or Description: 
Proper irrigation management requires that growers assess their irrigation needs by taking measurements of various physical parameters. Some use sophisticated equipment while others use tried and true common sense approaches. Whichever method used, each has merits and limitations. In developing any irrigation management strategy, two questions are common: “When do I irrigate?” and “How much do I apply?” This bulletin deals with the WHEN.
Revised 08/2014. Originally published 2009.
Language: 
English
Publisher: 
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Relation: 
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1220
Keyword: 
soil moisture
irrigation scheduling
TDR
FDR
neutron probe
soil tension
Type: 
Text
Pamphlet
Subject Category: 
Plant Production/Crops
Water