Measuring and improving the performance of overhead irrigation for container-grown crops

This factsheet describes how water application rates and uniformity can be measured and improved for overhead irrigation systems for container-grown hardy nursery stock. It should be used in conjunction with the AHDB Irrigation Calculator tool. Examples of common distribution patterns achieved for overhead systems are provided together with recommendations on how these can be improved.

The information was updated in 2017.

Useful links

Download the Irrigation Calculator tool

For more information on matching irrigation supply to demand download the factsheet

For more information on precision scheduling of irrigation download the factsheet