fsa tip #69 How long should you irrigate for?

How long should you run your irrigation system for??

On average, you probably want to aim for 1 inch of water a week.

If you know your sprinkler or drip tape flow rate and you know the area that youre irrigating, youve got everything you need to figure out how long to run your system.

Here is a spreadsheet where you can enter this information and the formulas will give you an amount of time to put 1 inch of water down.

Now you might want to divide that time in two and add half an inch twice a week.

And you probably want to schedule your irrigation to avoid windy periods where the water will be blown all over the place except for where you want it to be.

Now its irrigation time

Here’s the spreadsheet

Here we go …

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