There's often talk about variable rate (VR) fertilizer applications or VR planting, but have you ever heard about variable rate irrigation (VRI)? In the same manner that a prescription can be created to apply different rates of fertilizer or seed to defined areas of a field, farmers with pivot irrigation can also vary the rate of water within a field. Much like creating a VR planting prescription, a VRI prescription requires a strong data set that would include elevation, soil texture, and water holding capacity.
Categories: CropTalk, 2019
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