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Irrigation Scheduling Tools

Evapotranspiration Scheduling

CIMIS Overview

Evaluation of Irrigation Methods of Highbush Blueberry, David R Bryla

Information on crop water requirements for blueberries, Dr. Ben Faber
Irrigating Coastal Blueberries

 Soil Moisture Monitoring

Provides basic information as well as details on equipment.
UCCE Drought Management Soil Moisture Monitoring

How will Monitoring Soil Moisture Save me Water?

Deficit Irrigation

Market value is based on commodity freshness.  Since deficit irrigation impacts fruit quality, it is not recommended.

Sensitive Crop Stages

All crop stages are sensitive to water deficits.

Commodity Response to Deficit Water

Reduction in yield, quality

Drought Strategies

Reduce acreage.