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

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

Release Date: 
23/05/2018

This factsheet describes how water application rates and uniformity can be measured and improved for overhead irrigation systems for container-grown crops.

 

It should be used in conjunction with the AHDB Horticulture Irrigation Calculator which enables irrigation distribution patterns to be viewed as a 3D graph. Examples of common distribution patterns achieved for overhead systems are provided together with recommendations on how these can be improved.