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Gallons of water per acre to equal an inch of rainfall
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Posted 3/20/2017 18:08 (#5911960)
Subject: Gallons of water per acre to equal an inch of rainfall

Got a question for everyone here:
I am looking for an answer to this. I have done some research on how many gallons of water equals an inch of rain on an acre and that comes to 27,154 gallons. Now for guys who have sprayers with stream nozzles or underground drip irrigation; how many gallons do you really need for your corn plants? I mean we don't need to cover the whole surface with water; just right next to the plant and/or right underneath it right? My thinking is you would only have to stream nozzle like 2 -4 inches on both sizes of the corn to get maximum response. I am just going to play around with some items in my fertilizer plot this year just to say I tried a water rescue (if water is lacking in the soils). If anyone has done anything crazy like figuring this out I would appreciate any inputs.

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