Farm

Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm

Publication Date

2008

Abstract

The most common irrigation scheduling practice by Iowa vegetable growers is the imperfect soil moisture ‘feel’ method. Even during a growing season with normal rainfall,supplemental irrigation is necessary to avoid moisture stress, particularly during the blossom and fruit bulking period, which can result in lack of fruit set, reduced fruit size,sunburn fruit, and a lack of uniform ripening. The main questions are: when to turn on the irrigation system, and how long to run the pump.

Copyright Owner

Iowa State University

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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