IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT OF TEMPERATE FRUIT CROPS IN AUSTRALIA
The basis of good irrigation management is an understanding of the physical and chemical properties of the soils being irrigated, and of crop response to water stress and salinity. Such information is now being used to improve irrigation management. Research aimed at understanding crop responses to water and salinity has been undertaken in response to evidence that crop production has been severely limited by poor irrigation management and that environmental and salinity problems are associated with excessive irrigation. Standards for performance and design of irrigation equipment are being developed, as are practical systems for improved on-farm irrigation water management.
Cole, P.J. (1989). IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT OF TEMPERATE FRUIT CROPS IN AUSTRALIA. Acta Hortic. 240, 241-248