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Irrigation water management

Make smarter irrigation water management decisions

Know exactly when, where, and how much to irrigate based on your crop type, soil, and weather data with our advanced irrigation planning technology: Scheduling by Prospera.

Why use irrigation water management?

Use fewer resources

Always ensure you water the right amount, in the right places, at the right time

Save time

No need to gather the data or do the calculations yourself — we do it for you

Adapt to the weather

Make real-time adjustments based on rainfall & humidity

Improve crop health

Monitor soil moisture to reduce crop stress

How it works

We provide irrigation water management recommendations you can trust — proven on over 5 million acres worldwide

Enter your data

Enter a few pieces of information, like crop and soil type. Our field-proven modeled data — tested on dozens of crops planted on millions of acres around the world — will perform all the calculations for you.

Connect your hardware

If you have supported devices, we’ll use their data to provide irrigation recommendations.

  • Use any SDI-12 soil moisture probe
  • Use AgSense, Davis WeatherLink, or Pessl METOS weather stations

Get your daily irrigation water management plan

Use our app on your phone or desktop to review your custom irrigation plan, which is updated daily. The easy-to-use dashboard lets you know when and where to apply water using map or list views.

Irrigation water management

Questions we get asked

Our irrigation water management planning technology is advanced software that gives you easy-to-understand irrigation recommendations based on data about your soil moisture, crop type, development stage, and real-time weather conditions.

It makes managing your irrigation needs easy and efficient.

You’ll get recommendations on where, when and how much to irrigate based on industry-leading data collection and analysis, available in colorful, easy-to understand schedules.

  • Enter your farm information, field data and preferences.
  • Our industry-leading software compiles the data and shows how much water your crops need.
  • Choose your interface – simple map views or list views.
  • Get recommendations based on either modeled data or precise measurements to decide a schedule for smart irrigation application.

Our irrigation water management planning technology has been used to support over 90 different types of crops and can be customized to work with any crop you grow.

Yes. Our irrigation planning technology will work with any irrigation brand and irrigation type, including pivots, linears, and drip irrigation.
The Scheduling app is available for Apple iOS and Android OS. You can also use it on your desktop computer or tablet.
Yes. Our irrigation planning technology exceeds the requirements of Irrigation Water Management Practice 449. It provides daily ET and rainfall, hourly soil moisture readings (when a probe is in use), and a forecast of the amount of irrigation needed during the next seven days based on crop growth stage and the weather forecast. All of this information is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week on web and mobile apps. Consult your local NRCS Conservationist for any specific local requirements.

Talk to an expert about irrigation water management

Make informed irrigation decisions that improve your bottom line.

  • Make smart decisions fast
  • Use fewer resources
  • Improve crop health
  • Proven on 5M+ acres worldwide

More about irrigation water management

Effective Irrigation Water Management for Enhancing Crop Productivity

Effective irrigation water management is crucial for optimizing crop productivity, conserving water resources, and promoting sustainable farming practices. Our team explores the importance of irrigation water management for farmers and delves into strategies they can implement to ensure efficient water usage on their farms.

The Significance of Irrigation Water Management

Irrigation water management plays a vital role in agricultural operations for several reasons:

Optimized Crop Growth: Providing crops with the right amount of water at the right time is essential for their growth and development. Proper irrigation water management ensures that plants receive adequate hydration, leading to healthier crops with improved yields and quality.

Water Conservation: With increasing water scarcity concerns combined with the costs associated with running pivots and other irrigation equipment, efficient water usage is critical. Optimum irrigation techniques and strategies help minimize water wastage, and reduce irrigation runoff.

Cost Savings: Efficient irrigation practices save farmers money in the long run. Farmers can reduce energy costs, minimize water pumping expenses, and save on fertilizers and chemicals that can be lost through excessive irrigation by optimizing water usage.

Scheduling by Prospera (formerly Valley Scheduling)

Implementing proper irrigation water management techniques can greatly benefit farmers. Scheduling by Prospera helps improve water efficiency:

Soil Moisture Monitoring: Regularly monitoring soil moisture levels is crucial for determining when to initiate irrigation. Farmers can rely on our team to install soil moisture sensors or manual sampling methods to identify the optimal irrigation timing and frequency, ensuring crops receive water when necessary. We'll then use Aqua Trac technology to connect the soil moisture monitor data so you can review important recommendations in the app on your phone each day.

Adapting to Crop Water Needs: Different crops have varying water requirements at different growth stages. By understanding their crops' specific water needs, farmers can adjust irrigation schedules accordingly. Early-stage crops may require more frequent but lighter irrigation, while established crops may need deeper, less frequent watering. Scheduling by Prospera can provide the optimal water recommendations for over 90 crop types using any type of irrigation.

Irrigation Scheduling: Implementing a well-planned irrigation schedule is crucial. Farmers can consider weather conditions, soil characteristics, and crop water requirements to determine when and how much water to apply. Avoiding irrigation during high wind or heat periods can minimize water loss and evaporation.

Water-Efficient Irrigation Technologies: Farmers can explore the use of advanced irrigation technologies, such as soil moisture-based automated systems or remote irrigation monitoring, to optimize water management. These technologies provide real-time data and allow farmers to monitor and control irrigation, ensuring efficient water usage remotely.