It takes more than just land to grow grapes. In WA, water is a resource that is closely regulated, and using water for commercial and agriculture purposes requires you have a “Water Right”.
- Washington Water Rights for Agricultural Producers – WSU #FSWR001
- Landowner’s Guide to WA Water Rights – WA Dept. of Ecology
- Water Rights Resources – WA Dept. of Ecology
- Water Availability in Washington Regions – WA Dept. of Ecology
- WAC Code Water Rights – Washington State Legislature
Irrigation and Grapes
- Irrigation Basics for Eastern Washington Vineyards – WSU #EM061e
- Practical Use of Soil Moisture Sensors and their Data for Irrigation Scheduling – WSU #FS083e
- Estimates of Water and Nutrient Movement in Commercial Vineyards – WSU Research Update 2008
- Soil Moisture Monitoring in Drip Irrigated Vineyards – WSU Research Update 2008
- Drought Advisory and Recommendations for Grapes – WSU #EM4831e
- Drought Management in Wine Grapes - UC Website
- Using a Pressure Chamber to Measure Leaf Water Potential - UC Extension Whitepaper
- Measuring Water Potential – Plant Physiology Online
Irrigation and Water Management
- Irrigation in the Pacific Northwest
- Managing Irrigation Water for Different Soil Types in the Same Field- WSU #FS086e
- Managing Irrigation Water Quality in the Pacific Northwest – PNW #597e
- Practical Guide to Soil Moisture Monitoring – WSU Whitepaper
- Calculating Chemigation Injection Rates – WSU #FS035E
- WSU Drip Irrigation Information – WSU Small Farms Website
Check out the new Irrigation Scheduler, which allows you to monitor plant water needs from your mobile device.
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