Tuesday, March 11, 2014

TexasET Network Landscape Watering Recommendations - "Cougar Central Austin"

We received a little bit of rain last week and it is warming up today to 82 degrees, looking like Winter is behind us. Based on the rain we received last week, you are probably OK to NOT water this week, so turn your controller OFF. If you still want to water, only water 1/4" this week.  A good programming strategy is to set your controller default runtimes @100% seasonal adjust to to apply 1" of water per week, then you can reduce you seasonal adjust to 20-30% ( .2-.3") for this week. This is using your controller like a thermostat or "accelerator" pedal to regulate watering.  There are some sensors ( Solar Sync, Weatherstations, Soil Moisture sensors, etc. ) that will make these adjustments automatically for you.
Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension
Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension
Watering recommendation for "Cougar Central Austin" for the past 7 days:0.20 inches*
DateEToMax TemperatureMin TemperatureMin HumidityTotal Rainfall
NOTE: These reported values are hourly averages, not absolute highs and lows.
*Recommendations based on the following parameters (assuming no rainfall):
Adjust this watering recommendation for any rainfall that you have received during this time period.
TexasET Weather Station :Austin (Morris Williams)
Plant Coefficient :Warm Season
Adjustment factor :Normal
This information is provided by the "Irrigation Technology Program" under the direction of Dr. Guy Fipps. If you would like to discontinue service please click on the link above to log into your TexasET profile. To discontinue service for only this station select "modify" from your site list and delete the site. To discontinue all TexasET emails select "Modify your user profile" and uncheck "Receive watering recommendations by email".
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Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension 600 John Kimbrough BLVD, Suite 509 7101 TAMU College Station, TX 77843-7101

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