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Irrigation Management

Bjorneberg, D.L. and Evans, R.G. and Sadler, E.J. (2017) Irrigation Management. In: Delgado, J. and Sassenrath, G. and Mueller, T., (eds.) Precision Conservation: Geospatial Techniques for Agricultural and Natural Resources Conservation. 16 pp. American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America, Inc., Madison, WI. Available: doi:10.2134/agronmonogr59.2013.0025

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Abstract

Competition for limited water supplies continues to restrict water available for irrigation. Irrigated agricultural must continually improve irrigation management to continue producing food, fiber and fuel for a growing world population. Precision irrigation is the process of applying the right amount of water at the right time and place to obtain the best use of available water. Precision irrigation management is needed on large irrigation projects so water delivery matches irrigation needs and on individual fields to apply the right amount of water at the right time and place. Technology is commercially available to precisely apply water when and where it is needed by crops, however, user-friendly decision tools are still needed to quantify specific irrigation needs and control water application within fields. Integrating information from various sensors and systems into a decision support program will be critical to highly managed, spatially varied irrigation.

Item Type: Book Section
NWISRL Publication Number: 1632
Subjects: Irrigation > Irrigation control
Irrigation > Irrigation scheduling
Water > Water management
Depositing User: Michelle Wayment
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2018 18:12
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2018 18:12
Item ID: 1676
URI: https://eprints.nwisrl.ars.usda.gov/id/eprint/1676

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