What’s More Important Irrigation Scheduling Or Distribution Uniformity?

January 14, 2022 12:00 pm
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Inge Bisconer

Managing Member of Surf ‘N Earth Enterprises

Tom Devol

Senior Manager, Field Outreach & Education Almond Board of California

The best irrigation schedule is less valuable if the irrigation system is in disrepair and, the best irrigation system can waste water if scheduled poorly. 

So the answer to our question for precision irrigation is, they must be addressed together. Fortunately for us, this webinar covers the topic of both irrigation scheduling and distribution uniformity.

In addition, Inge Bisconer and Tom Devol share with us a handy field slide rule tool to estimate run times based on local evapotranspiration and to estimate the cost of poor uniformity.

During this webinar, you will learn:

  1. Basic irrigation scheduling: determine how many hours a day to irrigate by estimating how much water your crop needs (inches per day) and calculating how much the irrigation system applies (inches per hour),
  2. The cost of poor DU from: reduced yields, increased water and fertilizer costs
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Inge Bisconer

Managing Member of Surf ‘N Earth Enterprises

Inge Bisconer, Managing Member of Surf ‘N Earth Enterprises, is a sales and marketing consultant who began her career in production ag and transitioned to irrigation sales, marketing, management and technical roles with leading manufacturers over the past four decades.

She is passionate about helping farmers become better irrigators, and leveraging her unique perspective as a farmer, environmentalist and urbanite to help agriculture become more profitable and sustainable through improved water and resource use efficiency. 

Her commitment to education and advocacy have led to service and recognition:  in 2014, she served as president of the California Irrigation Association (CII), and in 2016 she received the Irrigation Association’s (IA)  Industry Achievement Award, its highest honor.  She was elected to the IA’s board of directors in 2018, and to its executive committee in 2020, and currently serves as the Vice President of the Irrigation Association.

Tom Devol

Senior Manager, Field Outreach & Education Almond Board of California

Tom has long been one of the industry’s most forward-looking and outspoken advocates for the use of technology in agriculture. Starting off in agriculture as an irrigation designer with growers in the north state, Tom found a passion for field monitoring and ag technologies.

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Connor Cunningham

Technical Sales & Project Manager – Jain Monitoring and Control

Born and raised in the Central Valley; Connor completed his Biology degree at Fresno state. He has been working in the Ag tech and research spaces for the past 4 years developing various types of projects for a multitude of growers. These projects applied monitoring and control devices to both permanent and row crops across California. He joined the Jain team back in December of 2019 and is based in the Fresno area.