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Irrigation Scheduling


Scheduling irrigation is an important aspect of irrigation water management during the growing season. Weather variability, differences in soil water holding capacity and the change in crop water use with growth all play a part in good water management. We have developed three irrigation scheduling tools for your use:

1. An Extension Bulletin that explains the basics of Checkbook Irrigation Scheduling.

2. An electronic downloadable copy of an Excel Spreadsheet version of the Checkbook Method, a Users Manual, and for those that want to know the inner workings of the spreadsheet, a technical article that was published in Applied Engineering in Agriculture.

3. A site-specific web-based irrigation scheduling program that is part of the NDAWN website (, look under the "Applications" menu on the left side). Download a copy of the users manual here.

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