Three of your most important decisions: When to irrigate, for how long, and when to irrigate again.
- Staying within your water budget
- Using your energy & labor efficiently
- Making sure the fields are dry when work needs to be done
We do this through Wingman™ Irrigation Consulting.
Why Wingman™ for Irrigation Scheduling?
Wingman™ has consulting options that put the needs of your operation first.
- You’ll be working with a team (not just one person) who knows your fields & data
- Your program is personalized to your specific goals
- Any advice or recommendations come from an irrigation specialist who is experienced in using technology for scheduling irrigations
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Understanding Frequency & Duration
Light textured soils hold less water, so water will move past the root zone if irrigation is left on too long. Heavier textured soils hold more water, so its necessary to leave the water for irrigation on longer to fill the root zone.
Irrigating for longer means more water is applied. More water applied means the trees can go longer between irrigations (heavier textured soil). Less water applied means the trees need to be irrigated sooner. (light textured soil)
frequently asked questions
No, we provide you with the recommended irrigation schedule so that you can make the final decision and give instructions to your irrigators.
Our job is to advise you on how to best meet your goals, including any logistical considerations. You make the ultimate decision, and if you have to break from the plan, we’ll help you adjust the plan to try to get back on course.
For most permanent crops, 30-60 days prior to first irrigation of the season to allow for proper planning & setup that may be required.