Category Archives: Irrigation

Water Use Efficiency: Irrigating for the Highest Crop per Drop

Written by David Doll (UCCE Merced County) and Allan Fulton (UCCE Tehama County) This past week I presented on our preliminary findings of the water production function trials underway across the state. Highlights included the release of some newer crop coefficients that were determined using eddy-covariance stations placed in the North and South, discussion on […]

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Soil Moisture Sensors

Soil moisture sensors are great tools to aid in irrigation management. They provide feedback on the movement and depth of moisture within the soil, providing the ability to identify the proper duration of irrigation. Proper use relies on a thorough understanding of the soil characteristics of the orchard, which include soil type, water holding capacity, […]

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