Irrigation

Pivotal Moments

Newsletter

The quarterly newsletter from the Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center (HAREC).

Deficit irrigation of a diverse irrigated rotation: Jake Madison (Farmer-to-Farmer Case Study Series)

OSU Extension Catalog

In this series, explore innovative approaches regional farmers are using that may increase their resilience in the face of a changing climate.

Scheduling Irrigation with a Pressure Chamber (Part 2)

OSU Extension Catalog

Step by step instruction on how to use a pressure chamber as a tool to help you schedule irrigation in wine grape vineyards. Dr. Alexander Levin walks through the steps of using a pressure chamber to measure leaf water potential and stem water potential. Part 2 of 2

Scheduling Irrigation with a Pressure Chamber (Part 1)

OSU Extension Catalog

How to use a pressure chamber as a tool to help you schedule irrigation in wine grape vineyards. The two most important questions you need to answer for irrigation scheduling are “How much?” and “When?” The pressure chamber is an important tool that can be used to determine when you should irrigate....

Irrigation Management Basics

Article

Small fruit, vegetable and nursery crops generally require irrigation to produce the quality the market demands and the yield the producer needs. Irrigation technology has changed dramatically over...

By Chip Bubl

Food Safety for Fresh Market Growers: Manure Management and Irrigation Water

Article

Many farms will be required to go through some sort of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certification process in order to satisfy buyer demands or because they will be required to under the new Food...

By Nick Andrews

Small Acreage Landowners Get Clean Irrigation Water After Dispute Resolution

Article

Nobody wants to irrigate with dirty water. In fact, water quality standards are set to keep water clean for irrigation and other purposes. Landowners in the Rancho El Sereno Homeowners Association...

Crops that don’t require irrigation (and big equipment)

Article

 Crops that don’t require irrigation (and big equipment)

Western Oregon has a number of small-acreage farms (40 acres or less) that have traditionally raised livestock but could produce higher value...

By Chip Bubl

Blueberry irrigation scheduling: When, where, and how much?

Educational Document

Irrigation scheduling, a key element of proper water management, is the accurate forecasting of water application (amount and timing) for optimal crop production (yield and fruit quality). The goal is to apply the correct amount of water at the right time to minimize irrigation costs and maximize crop production and economic return.
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Summer Irrigation of Madrones and Oaks

Article

Excessive summer irrigation of oak and madrone trees may promote fungal diseases such as the oak root fungus (aka armillaria root disease) and crown rot.