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Tensiometers take guesswork out of irrigating

publication date: Aug 1, 2001
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Now that the rainy season is over in most parts of the country, growers are confronted with the question of how much to irrigate, and when. The old prescription for watering - an inch a week - may be an easy answer, but it’s not necessarily the right one. Especially at this time of year, when most crops are mature with deep root systems, but others are just going in the ground for the fall season, proper irrigation is actually a pretty complicated affair.

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