Tips for Maximizing Irrigation Efficiency

Irrigation efficiency becomes even more important in times of drought and increasing costs of other inputs. Senior Manager of Field Outreach and Education for the Almond Board of California, Tom Devol explained that optimizing irrigation systems begins at the pump. Having a distribution uniformity test done can help identify issues that need addressing and allow producers to develop a maintenance plan. Devol highlighted several considerations growers and orchard managers should keep in mind when looking at their irrigation systems.

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