How to Interpret Sap Flow for Irrigation Management.

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How to Interpret Sap Flow for Irrigation Management

Sap Flow SensorSap flow sensors are an increasingly popular tool for irrigation management. However, understanding and interpreting data from sap flow sensors is not always easy. Sap flow sensors are critical for irrigation managers because they are the only sensor that provides data on crop water use, irrigation scheduling, water stress, and more. Interpreting sap flow data is a critical skill for anyone involved in irrigation management.

Dr. Michael Forster has spent over 12 years delving into all aspects of sap flow data. In this 30-minute webinar, Dr Forster will discuss:

  • How sap flow is related to crop water use
  • Combining sap flow sensors with soil moisture and weather information
  • The interplay of sap flow and evapotranspiration
  • How sap flow can determine how much water your crop requires
  • Irrigation scheduling and when to water based on sap flow sensors
  • Regulated deficit irrigation and holding back on the water


About the Speaker
Dr. Michael Forster is the Director of the scientific equipment companies Edaphic Scientific and Implexx Sense. Dr Forster is also an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at Griffith University, Australia, and has over 20 years of research experience and numerous publications in international peer-reviewed journals including Tree Physiology, Annals of Botany, Ecology and Evolution, and more. Dr. Forster’s current research focuses on plant water relations including the relationship between sap flow and evapotranspiration. Research collaborators include University of Florida, Georgia State University, Chinese Academy of Science, University of Adelaide, NSW Department of Primary Industries, and Griffith University.


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