Originally Posted by Mike Leary
Buy the probe.
I have one..system needs to be in first!!!!
Originally Posted by irrig8r
Sounds like a lot of water to me.
If the orchard is new, then the roots won't be deep and maybe once a week is good.
When the trees are more mature and bearing fruit, sounds like too often.
Talk to an ag extension agent if your county or state has one. They can point you in the right direction.
Its only 5 gallons per tree if it runs 20 minutes (.25X20=5).
Some of the trees are at bearing age. Some are just planted this year because we added a row and filled in the holes where we lost trees to the drought. I will talk to the ag agent but unfortunately do not think they will be much help. But its worth a try.