# Simplified Scheduling. GOAL: To set up a monthly schedule for an irrigation system using the simplified scheduling method. This is suitable for those.

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Simplified Scheduling

GOAL: To set up a monthly schedule for an irrigation system using the simplified scheduling method. This is suitable for those who do not use or who do not have access to a computer. QUESTION: How often to you change your irrigation schedule during the season? Simplified Scheduling

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: - Sprinkler type - Plant type - Weekly ET - Soil type WHAT THE TABLES WILL TELL YOU: - Runtime per week - Days per week - Runtime per day Simplified Scheduling

Zone Sprinkler Type Plant Type Weekly ET Soil Type Runtime per Week Days per Week Runtime per Day 1RotorsTurf2”Loam171443 2 3 4 5 6 7

Simplified Scheduling Exercise: Calculate a schedule for this sports field based on the following data: ROSEWOOD SPORTS FIELD, KELOWNA ZonePSI Crop Type KSKDKMC Head Spac ing Lateral Spacin gGPMARCEfficiency 170Turfmed high56.6’56.9’16.6full75% 270Turfmed high56.6’56.9’16.6full75% 370Turfmed high56.6’56.9’16.6full75% 480Turfmed 56.6’56.9’18.3half75% 580Turfmed 56.6’56.9’18.3half75% 630Shrublowmed 10’11.5’0.88half55% 730shrublowhigh 9’10.8’0.88half50% NOTE: Some of the information in the above table is not relevant for this exercise.

Simplified Scheduling ADVANTAGES: - Quick, easy to use - Relatively accurate DISADVANTAGES: - Does not allow for individual system performance

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