Summary: Improving Irrigation Efficiency in Pears Caudle Case Study
Pear irrigation systems can have challenges such as low pressure, run off, too much or too little water and clogging filters resulting in pears with cork or small size. Larry and Renee Caudle in Dryden WA discuss a case study plot on their farm with WSU’s Tianna DuPont looking at how use micro-sprinklers to reduce run off and improve fruit size. Virtual Field Day hosted by Tianna DuPont, WSU Extension, Troy Peters, WSU Biological Systems Engineering, Lee Kalcsits, WSU Horticulture. Project funders and supporters include the Fresh Pear Committee, WSU Extension, Bonneville Environmental Foundation, Cascadia Conservation District, S&W Irrigation, Wilbur Ellis.