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Making irrigation decisions with weather data


June 2, 2021
By Fruit and Vegetable

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May was a dry month for large swaths of the country, including Ontario. Most of the southwestern part of the province received less than 40 per cent of the average anticipated rainfall. For those with irrigation systems, the question becomes when to use it and how much. How does this interact with plant water use, and what factors affect plant water use? Rebecca Shortt, water quantity engineer with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), breaks down evapotranspiration and how it can be used with weather data to make irrigation decisions. |READ MORE