Conducting a Water Application Uniformity Evaluation for a Micro Irrigation System in the Nursery
Intended for nursery growers, the Conducting a Water Application Uniformity Evaluation for a Micro Irrigation System in the Nursery factsheet on how to conduct their own micro-irrigation uniformity check or Distribution Uniformity (DU) has been developed by Michigan State University (MSU) Extension. A DU is easy to test for and should be done twice a year.
The factsheet discusses the seven steps to conduct a DU check for micro-irrigation systems and provides two examples to aid in understanding the process. The authors also provide information on how to correct problems that may be causing an improper DU for a micro-irrigation system.
Uniform water application in the nursery is essential to maximize water use efficiency and to conserve water by avoiding over applications.