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CV297: 2020–2021 Vegetable Production Handbook: Chapter 3. Principles and Practices of Irrigation Management for Vegetables

Figure 2. Example of excessive (“over”) irrigation of the upper soil layer (0-to-6-inch depth) moisture content for drip irrigation under plastic-mulched conditions for sandy soils. The black line indicates volumetric soil water content using soil moisture sensors. The gray line indicates irrigation events, each single daily irrigation event having a volume application of 65 gal/100 ft (0.18 in). The dotted line indicates soil field capacity line. Arrows indicate rainfall events.