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Management of Irrigation Systems in Tennessee (MOIST) Scheduling

MOIST is a tool that uses a water balance approach to irrigation scheduling that has been programmed into a spreadsheet format. A water balance keeps track of how much water exits a crop’s root zone via plant transpiration/surface evaporation and how much enters by rainfall and irrigation to enable you to maintain soil water in a range that will optimize yield. To obtain MOIST, visit the following link:

Additional information

Introduction to MOIST - an introduction and walk-through for using MOIST

Common scenarios for using MOIST on various crops: