As a long-time subscriber to the Good Fruit Grower, I continue to be disappointed by the irrigation issue every year. In contrast to other grower interests, the irrigation section is filled with vague generalities.
I am a grower in Israel where every drop of water is measured and needs to be justified because of the cost.
If I might make a constructive suggestion, for your next irrigation issue, you might do a survey of standard irrigation practices in your area. The wide range of accepted practices might surprise you and may help point up the need for serious research in this area.
Golan Heights, Israel