Wisconsin School for Beginning Market Growers. Vegetable Irrigation Needs. Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
The Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) is an interdisciplinary program that studies relationships between farming practices, farm profitability, the environment and rural vitality. The Wisconsin School for Beginning Market Growers, led by John Hendrickson program manager for CIAS at UW Madison, is a program that serves beginning farmers who want to grow and market fresh produce. This resource is a table containing different crop types and their respective minimum soil moisture, interval between 1″ water events, critical moisture periods, drought tolerance, effective rooting depth, defects caused by water deficit, and additional comments. For more general irrigation information see Irrigation for Small-scale Vegetable Production, also out of the Wisconsin School for Beginning Market Growers.