When there is insufficient irrigation water to meet the water demands of a crop, the available irrigation water must be applied in the most efficient manner possible.
There are available strategies for maximizing irrigation water efficiency.
- Deficit irrigation strategies may be available to make the best use of limited water supplies. Click here for Crop Irrigation Strategies for selected crops.
- Quality Irrigation Scheduling can be critical to efficient irrigation water use. Evapotranspiration (ET) irrigation scheduling, soil moisture monitoring, and plant-based irrigation scheduling are all discussed.