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Basics of Vegetable Crop Irrigation
Joe Kemble
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Pages / Length: 6
Publication Date: 01/10/2001

Growers often think, "It will rain tomorrow"—and wait too long to begin irrigation. Because vegetables are 80 to 95 percent water, yield and quality deteriorate rapidly when they are subjected to even a few days of drought. Irrigation, however, is likely to increase the size and weight of individual fruit as well as prevent defects. In addition to valuable guidelines, this six-page publication includes color photos and an easy-to-use table of individual vegetable crops and their irrigation needs, critical moisture periods, drought tolerance, and recommended irrigation methods.