Case Study

Irrigation scheduling technologies

One of the key barriers to adoption of irrigation scheduling technologies is the diversity of tools available. Each irrigation scheduling tool has its own strengths and weaknesses and determining which tool is the best fit for a given farming system can be challenging. Farmers and extension providers involved in Smarter Irrigation for Profit Phase 1 requested a simple resource that could assist them select the most appropriate irrigation scheduling tool for their needs. This document provides a summary of irrigation scheduling tools used by participants in the Smarter Irrigation for Profit project grouped on the basis of measuring:
1. Soil water content
2. Weather based crop water use
3. Plant stress
4. Combination tools.

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