Irrigation Scheduling has several advantages. Apart from the obvious decrease in water usage farmers find the following to be true:
Adding #valve #actuation / #automation to irrigation scheduling will further enhance the benefits as #probe data can determine the length of irrigation required and shut of valves in real-time.
The importance of irrigation scheduling is that it enables the farmer to apply the exact amount of water. This increases irrigation efficiency. A critical element is accurate measurement of the volume of water applied or the depth of application. A farmer cannot manage water to maximum efficiency without knowing how much was applied. This is where valve automation becomes critical. As the units are linked on the same software platform real-time, current data can determine the irrigation requirements, thus maximizing the usage of available water.