Successful irrigation demands a lot from the irrigator. Not only must the right crop be selected, but the irrigator must fully understand all aspects of water management, soil and its nutrients, and maintain an efficient system. To learn more, see the page links below.
Proper irrigation scheduling takes into consideration the water, soil, and fertilizer requirements. Scheduling ensures water is consistently available to the plant and applied accordingly. For more information, visit our Irrigation Scheduling & Systems page.
Fertilizer and nutrient requirements are critical because irrigation can leach some needed nutrients and add other nutrients creating an imbalance to a field. Resources are available on the Soils & Fertility page.
Irrigating crops requires consideration of several water management issues. See our Water page for tips on irrigation management, drainage issues, and infrastructure.