Concepts useful for interpreting measurements taken in the field, particularly the soil water status, for the purpose of irrigation scheduling

The importance of making rational decisions by looking at the trends and not only  the absolute values when using sensors for irrigation scheduling.

The aim of this article is not to go into detail about the different sensors that can be used for irrigation scheduling, but rather to go over certain fundamental rules and basic principles that could be helpful when taking a decision based on an analysis of the measurements obtained by the sensor, as well as providing the arguments that support these deliberations.

 

Author
Carole Isbérie, IRSTEA