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OMAFRA: ET data-driven irrigation decisions

June 7, 2023  By ONFruit

Most of Ontario received less than the average amount of precipitation in May, according to a new post on ONFruit from Rebecca Shortt, engineering specialist, water quantity, with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). Delhi and Harrow have recorded less than 10 mm of effective precipitation in May (anything less than 5 mm is not considered effective), while Vineland and Collingwood recorded about 20 mm of effective precipitation.

This follows on the heels of dry conditions for parts of southwestern Ontario in 2022, from which some shallow aquifers likely haven’t recovered. How can growers use evapotranspiration data to make better, more informed irrigation decisions in orchards and vineyards? |READ MORE


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