Irrigation management service–a new water-management tool
California Agriculture 31(5):18-18.
Gordon Lyford is IMS Coordinator, Mid-Pacific Region, United State Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Sacramento, California.
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