Thursday, January 14, 2010

Week 3: Irrigation

This is the first of the "Irrigation" graphs, which will be updated each week. You can see the rainfall in blue. The green bars tell you about my irrigation. "Irrigation ratio" tells you how much water I applied as a proportion of the potential maximum water use (this maximum is calculated from a weather station). You can see I'm applying around 0.2 of the maximum. That's expected - the crop is still a baby. Plotting the irrigation ratio helps to keeps me on track because it takes into account whether the weather is hot and dry or cool and moist.

2 comments:

Jacqui & Richard said...
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Jacqui & Richard said...

Good to see the next week's data and interpretation. Gundaroo may have got a good drink from that storm yesterday - someone said creeks were flowing in the area.