Irrigation water management primarily aims to control the volume and frequency of irrigation water applied to crops, so as to meet crop needs while conserving water resources.
It requires a change in equipment, measuring or estimating how much water crops need at different stages of growth and how long it takes the soil to absorb the right amount of water.
Irrigation management also presents opportunities for energy savings associated with low-pressure sprinkler equipment and modern energy-efficient pumps.
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