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peer-reviewed research article

Irrigation management service–a new water-management tool

authors

Gordon Lyford

publication information

California Agriculture 31(5):18-18. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v031n05p18. May 1977.

author affiliations

Gordon Lyford is IMS Coordinator, Mid-Pacific Region, United State Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Sacramento, California.

abstract

Abstract Not Available – First paragraph follows:

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