BAE - Irrigation

Photo of a Center Pivot Sprinkler Irrigation System
Center Pivot Sprinkler Irrigation System

Welcome to Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering Irrigation Research Group

Irrigation Scheduling

  • Process of maintaining an optimum water balance in the soil profile for crop growth and production
  • Irrigation decisions are based on an accounting method on the water content in the soil

Why use irrigation scheduling?

  • Prevent stress  – health of plant; yield loss; appearance
  • Maximize water use efficiency – beneficial use of resource
  • Minimize leaching of nitrates or pesticides