Assistant Professor – Irrigation Engineering | LSU AgCenter
Accurate irrigation scheduling maximizes the benefits of irrigation and reduces the damage over-, or under-irrigation does to your crops. Often people schedule irrigation by feel rather than by plant need. Unfortunately, some irrigation scheduling methods can be wildly inaccurate since plant water needs and the amount of soil water available to plants are affected by climate, plant size, soil type, and rooting depth.
Accurate irrigation scheduling aims to replace soil water lost by evaporation and plant use as precisely as possible. There are several online apps available to help today with irrigation scheduling. In fact, the LSU AgCenter is about to release a new app that is adaptive to drought conditions. This is a unique app and one you want to take a look at.
During this free webinar, Dr. Stacia L Davis Conger from the LSU AgCenter will step us through online scheduling apps. During this webinar, you will learn the following:
- How and why online apps work for farming
- Why an online tool that considers drought is valuable
- How online tools are developed
- How the LSU AgCenter tool (in real-time) works