Plan irrigation scheduling for crops

The Irrigate WA app will assist with the implementation of correct irrigation scheduling for a variety of crops, regions and soil types.

The app uses real time weather data from the department's network of weather stations to calculate localised evaporative demand. Using farm specific plant spacing and irrigation system parameters it is then possible to estimate crop water use and provide a guide to correct irrigation duration and frequency.

This application should be used in conjunction with soil moisture monitoring technology, as verification and modification of the schedule provided will be necessary.

The app has also been designed to act as a field diary, capable of tracking water meter readings and recording harvest details for each production area, allowing the calculation of water use efficiency bench marks.

Page reviewed 13 December 2017