Irrigation scheduling is the process used by irrigation system managers to determine the correct frequency and duration of watering.
Irrigation Scheduling Quick Facts...
Uniform water distribution across the field is important to achieve the maximum benefits from irrigation scheduling/management. Accurate water application prevents over or under irrigation. Over irrigation wastes water, energy and labor; leaches expensive nutrients below the root zone, out of reach of plants; and reduces soil aeration, and thus crop yields. Under irrigation stresses the plant and causes yield reduction.
Irrigation scheduling offers several advantages:
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