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Publisher Description

Scheduling irrigation is about planning when and how much water to apply to a crop to achieve crop production or a particular quality. The principles of scheduling water apply to all crops, however the critical timing, methods and techniques can vary with the crop. 

This book is about

• the ways in which specific crops respond to stress and the effects of the timing and degree of stress and the growth stage of the crop 
• evapotranspiration (ET) and  crop water use to schedule irrigations
• developing an irrigation schedule
• terms used to describe the amount of water available to a crop
• soil moisture probes and where to locate them
• water quality issues to consider.
CONTENTS

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Safety

Chapter 3: Environmental Impacts Of Irrigation

Chapter 4: The Need For Water Varies

Chapter 5: Factors Affecting Evapotranspiration

Chapter 6: Scheduling Irrigations

Chapter 7: How Soil Holds Water

Chapter 8: Data From Soil Moisture Probes

Chapter 9: Do You Need A Calibrated Probe?

Chapter 10: Implementing A Deficit Strategy

Chapter 11: Placement Of Soil Probes

Chapter 12: Irrigation Water Quality

Appendix 1: Determining PAWC 

Appendix 2: Determining RAW From Soil Texture 

Appendix 3: Determining Starting And Final Soil Moisture

Appendix 4: Calibration Of Soil Moisture Monitoring Tools

Appendix 5: IrriSAT – Weather based scheduling tool

Further Information

GENRE
Reference
RELEASED
2015
August 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
70
Pages
PUBLISHER
NSW Agriculture
SELLER
Regional NSW
SIZE
6.5
MB

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