The Green Industry and various independent researchers are actively involved in researching new and innovative irrigation technologies. There is a huge market for irrigation products and tremendous potential for water savings so there is interest in this research on all fronts.
Several studies have evaluated or are continuing to evaluate the impact of climate based irrigation scheduling and several irrigation controllers that control watering based on prevailing weather patterns. A study conducted by the Irvine Ranch Water District was completed during the summer of 2001 and results can be downloaded at this web site. Results from other studies will be available later in 2001 or in 2001. Check here for updates.
The following organizations provide information on ongoing irrigation related research:
Center for Irrigation Technology
WWW Virtual Library Irrigation