The irrigation system is equipped with variable rate technology and will be managed by the WCREC irrigation research technologist. The system will be operated every Monday and Thursday throughout the growing season. The participants will have until 10 AM on the irrigation days to note whether they would like to irrigate using a form located on the competition website. Irrigation depths can be between 0 and 1.0 inches per application in intervals of 0.10 inches. If participants fail to indicate their intent to irrigate by 10 AM, no irrigation water will be applied on that irrigation day.
(If not chosen, it will be assumed the level is "0")