Scientific Irrigation Scheduling (SIS), also known as Irrigation Water Management, helps irrigators know exactly when and how much to irrigate crops through a system that monitors weather and soil moisture data. In many situations, SIS reduces energy costs for pumping water, conserves water, and reduces fertilizer use and runoff. In determining when to irrigate, the system takes into account the specific type of crop planted in a monitored field.
Benefits of SIS include:
• Saves water
• Reduces energy used for pumping and irrigation
• Reduces fertilizer requirements and leaching
• Improves crop yields and crop quality in many cases