The Center for Irrigation Technology at Fresno State developed an online software to assist multiple audiences in planning their irrigation schedule. WATERIGHT is designed to be a multi-function, educational resource for irrigation water management. The site is designed for three audiences: homeowners, commercial turf growers, agriculture and now irrigation districts!
This new page provides a soil water balance spreadsheet that is a simple decision-making support tool used for real-time and to forecast and predict irrigation schedules. This would enhance the computing capacity of irrigation district personnel servicing farms. The tool requires limited weather, crop, and soil data to schedule irrigations over the growing season. Ditch tenders can also use the spreadsheet program to predict farm irrigation requirements.
For more information on the new page, please visit the WATERIGHT website tutorial, http://wateright.net/tutorial, to find out how to access and download the file and user’s guide.