Category Archives: Irrigation

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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Using the Pressure Chamber to Schedule Irrigation in Almonds

Written by Matt Jones, Staff Research Associate, UCCE Merced County Determining the appropriate time to irrigate is among the most critical tasks facing growers and farm managers. Traditionally, growers have relied on orchard water budgets using ET and CIMIS stations, and monitoring soil moisture levels to develop irrigation schedules. For in-depth explanations of these methods, […]

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