Irrigation management service–a new water-management tool
California Agriculture 31(5):18-18.
Published May 01, 1977
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The U.S. Department of Agricultures Agricultural Research Service and the Bureau of Reclamation have developed a new scientific tool for determining when to irrigate and how much water to apply to specific crops. This Irrigation Management Service (IMS) uses a computer program that takes meteorological data and calculates the rate at which various crops are using water; performs various bookkeeping chores; and forecasts the date and amount of the next irrigation for individual fields and