Northern water efforts to improve irrigation scheduling practices
Northern Water formally established an IMS (Irrigation Management Service) in 1981 to promote improved on-farm water management. A principal IMS effort has been the advancement of irrigation scheduling practices through field-by-field demonstrations of improved practices. This was supported by establishment of a district-wide weather station network along with promotion of accurate on-farm water measurement. The field-by-field demonstrations of improved irrigation scheduling utilized the root zone water balance method, or checkbook method, coupled with soil moisture sensors. These efforts proved ...
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