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Liaison Jessica Bast
Submission Date April 5, 2012
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North Carolina State University
OP-T2-48: Weather-Informed Irrigation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Sarah Ketchem
University Program Specialist
Waste Reduction and Recycling
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Does the institution use weather data or weather sensors to automatically adjust irrigation practices?:

A brief description of how weather data or sensors are used:
NC State uses the Maxicom Irrigation System. The average Season is 32 weeks (April threw October). Needed achievement of watering is to Irrigate 1 inch per week on Turf and Ornamentals (this is without rain fall), and all systems have Rain Sensors set at 1 inch to cancel system operation when adequate 1 inch rain fall is achieved. The Maxicom Irrigation System’s manages sites based on a weather station data to run and shut down systems for accuracy.

The website URL where information about the practice is available:

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