Know what you're applying.
If we don’t know how much water is being applied for every hour of irrigation run, we can’t give our trees what they need. The easiest way to do this is by going out into your orchard with a catch can and performing a self-audit of your irrigation system. It’s best to do this in multiple areas throughout your irrigation block to make sure your system’s application efficiency is on point. If it’s not, you need to seek some professional help to dial it in. These audits are quick and will allow you to know how many acre-inches per hour each system applies.