Advanced Irrigation Scheduling

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Advanced irrigation scheduling is a method of analyzing real-time field data to optimize irrigation application decisions.

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Irrigation scheduling helps determine when to irrigate and how much water to apply. Soil moisture sensors provide a gauge of current field conditions to determine if there is adequate moisture for the crop, if the soil is drying, or if the soil is very dry.

Advanced irrigation scheduling can optimize plant growth, crop yield, crop quality, nutrient management, root zone health, and irrigation decisions. 


Irrigator Pro is an irrigation scheduling tool for peanuts, corn, and cotton developed by the USDA Agricultural Research Service National Peanut Research Lab. Irrigator Pro is an expert system designed to provide recommendations based on scientific data resulting in conservation-minded irrigation management.

Irrigator Pro is an irrigation scheduling tool for peanuts, corn, and cotton developed by the USDA Agricultural Research Service National Peanut Research Lab. Irrigator Pro is an expert system designed to provide recommendations based on scientific data resulting in conservation-minded irrigation management.

 

irrigation scheduling video

 
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Photographs courtesy of National Peanut Board and Casey Cox