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Khalid F. Almutairi, David R. Bryla, and Bernadine C. Strik

Northern highbush blueberry is a shallow-rooted plant that can easily deplete available soil water within a few days without rain or irrigation ( Bryla and Strik, 2007 ; Bryla et al., 2011 ; Ehret et al., 2012 , 2015 ). Consequently, most

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Lenny Wells

Irrigation is one of the most important management tools used in pecan production and results in increased nut size, yield, nut quality, and precocity ( Alben, 1957 ; Brison, 1974 ; Daniell, et al., 1979 ; Stein et al., 1989 ; Worley, 1982

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Alberto Pardossi and Luca Incrocci

The role of irrigation in ensuring food security is vital as about 40% of world food is produced by irrigated agriculture and horticulture according to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ( FAO, 2002 ). On the other hand, crop

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Ioannis Tsirogiannis, Nikolaos Katsoulas, and Constantinos Kittas

Optimal irrigation scheduling could lead to higher water use efficiency, an objective of very high importance nowadays. Adequate supply of water and nutrients results in higher water and nutrient use efficiency, better production control, and

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Said A. Hamido, Kelly T. Morgan, Robert C. Ebel, and Davie M. Kadyampakeni

resources including water. Water is a limiting factor in crop production, particularly in Florida with predominantly sandy soils in citrus-producing regions. During the last six decades, water demands for irrigated crops have increased ( Maupin et al., 2014

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Jeffrey G. Williamson, Luis Mejia, Bradley Ferguson, Paul Miller, and Dorota Z. Haman

capacity than fine-textured soils. These factors add to the challenge of proper irrigation management of SHB in the southeastern United States and where these soil conditions occur ( Williamson and Crane, 2010 ). Regional recommendations for blueberry

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Pascal Nzokou, Nicholas J. Gooch, and Bert M. Cregg

, in current production practices, irrigation decisions are based on personal observations or empirical knowledge, with a rule of thumb guideline of 1 inch of water applied weekly in the absence of rainfall. This practice lags far behind modern

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Oscar L. Vargas, David R. Bryla, Jerry E. Weiland, Bernadine C. Strik, and Luna Sun

Until recently, most blueberry fields in the United States were irrigated with sprinklers. However, many new plantings are irrigated by drip, particularly in newer growing regions such as California and eastern Oregon and Washington ( Strik and

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Tyler C. Hoskins, James S. Owen Jr., and Alex X. Niemiera

effluent (leachate) collection to evaluate trends in nutrient release. This knowledge enables growers to make informed decisions regarding irrigation and fertilizer management in an effort to improve crop quality and reduce nutrient loss through leaching

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Ursula K. Schuch

more mesic near the coast or riparian areas, or more xeric at higher elevation and in semiarid or arid locations. Water use in urban areas increases during the growing season to irrigate landscapes and depends on the evaporative demand and rainfall in a