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Five Things You Want Your Irrigation Manager to Know (Even If That’s You)

No one in charge of irrigating tree nut orchards for growth and productivity assumes it is a simple task. All parts of the water delivery system, the variability of orchard soils and the orchard environment must be considered for optimal irrigation. The relationship between each of these components is critical—a failure of one can compromise the entire system. Much like the crop nutrition rule, the right amount of water at the right rate and at the right time contributes to efficient use of water along with tree health and yield. In addition, all the components of a good irrigation system...

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