Irrigation Evaluation

MIL testing

The Mobile Irrigation Lab (MIL) is a service that provides on-site evaluations of individual irrigation systems. Based on these evaluations, a Mobile Lab technician can work with growers to develop irrigation water management plans tailored to their individual needs. The plans include recommendations to improve system performance, such as developing a maintenance plan and revising irrigation schedules.

Through this service, growers learn to operate their systems more effectively and to save water in the process. By implementing an irrigation water management plan and operating an efficient irrigation system, growers often see reduced water and power consumption as well as increased crop yield. 

This is a voluntary, confidential and non-regulatory approach to water conservation. Please see the MIL under Conservation Projects (Irrigation Evaluation and Efficiency) that offers the free service for five growers annually on a first-come basis.

Improving your Distribution Uniformity and irrigation scheduling can result in the following:

  • Increased Crop Yield
  • Lower Energy Costs
  • Reduced Water Usage
  • Reduced Pollution and Runoff
  • Lower Pesticide Costs
  • Lower Fertilizer Costs
  • Regulatory Compliance

RCD Contact:

Lindsay Ringer, lringer@coastalrcd.org

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