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Bee Ling Poh, Aparna Gazula, Eric H. Simonne, Francesco Di Gioia, Robert C. Hochmuth, and Michael R. Alligood

.03–0.10 inch/inch) and high vertical infiltration rates (6–20 inch/h) ( U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2006 ) are common. For drip-irrigated crops such as cantaloupe ( Cucumis melo ) and watermelon ( Citrullus lanatus ), the soil water front moved at a rate of

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Michael D. Dukes, Lincoln Zotarelli, and Kelly T. Morgan

to maximize the irrigation efficiency and to minimize water loss. Irrigation efficiency is a measure of 1) the effectiveness of an irrigation system in delivering water to a crop; 2) the effectiveness of irrigation in increasing crop yields; and 3

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Joseph G. Robins, B. Shaun Bushman, Blair L. Waldron, and Paul G. Johnson

purposes ( Anderson and Woosley, 2005 ). Similar issues also plague western Canada ( Schindler and Donahue, 2006 ) and other areas of the world. A possible solution to the need for additional water for landscape irrigation is the use of recycled wastewater

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Bielinski M. Santos, Teresa P. Salame-Donoso, and Alicia J. Whidden

between housing developments and production fields using deep fresh water wells. High-impact sprinkler irrigation (4 to 5 gal/min per head) is used during strawberry production for two primary reasons: transplant establishment and freeze protection. For

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Luke Miller, George Vellidis, Osama Mohawesh, and Timothy Coolong

Georgia produces more than 3800 acres of tomato valued at more than $56 million annually ( Wolfe and Stubbs, 2016 ). Tomato in Georgia are grown almost exclusively using plastic mulch with drip irrigation. In southwest Georgia, where considerable

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Luke Miller, George Vellidis, and Timothy Coolong

( Colletotrichum orbiculare ) or phytophthora fruit rot ( Phytophthora capsici ) may be exacerbated by excessive irrigation ( Hausbeck and Lamour, 2004 ; Hord and Ristaino, 1992 ; Zitter et al., 1996 ). Irrigation is typically limited near harvest as excess water

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Mathieu Ngouajio, Guangyao Wang, and Ronald G. Goldy

Irrigated agriculture contributes nearly 40% to world food production on 17% of cultivated land, and accounts for 70% to 85% of fresh water usage worldwide ( Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1996 ; Mao et al., 2003 ; van

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Timothy K. Hartz and Thomas G. Bottoms

Processing tomato is an important crop in California, where more than 100,000 ha are produced annually ( Hartz et al., 2008 ). In recent years, drip irrigation has revolutionized production and increased fruit yield expectations; some California

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Rhuanito Soranz Ferrarezi, Marc W. van Iersel, and Roberto Testezlaf

groundwater with nutrients or pesticide residues ( Dumroese et al., 2006 ). Governmental regulations concerning nutrient solution disposal are becoming increasingly strict around the world. Conservative irrigation practices can be implemented to help growers

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Dennis R. Pittenger, A. James Downer, Donald R. Hodel, and Maren Mochizuki

Palms are important constituents of many landscapes in arid and semiarid regions where irrigation is deemed necessary for their successful establishment and maintenance. Reducing or limiting water applied to urban landscapes is a primary focus in