Water Management

Consumptive-Use

Crop irrigation cannot be effectively scheduled without an estimate of the crop's daily water-use. This water-use, which includes both evaporation (water lost directly to the atmosphere from soil and plant surfaces) and transpiration (water transported from the soil to the atmosphere through plant tissues), is commonly referred to as evapotranspiration (ET) or consumptive-use. This presentation from the Four Corners Irrigation Workshop, that was held on May 2, 2007, briefly describes consumptive-use and provides some direction on ET estimation for crops of local interest.

Water-Wise Landscapes

Irrigation Management for Water-wise Landscapes was presented by Daniel Smeal, NMSU ASC - Farmington, on November 7, 2007 at the New Mexico Landscape Training 'Save Every Drop' seminar in Albuquerque, NM.

Crop and Pasture Grass Irrigation Management

Improving Irrigation Efficiency