Irrigation Frequency Depends upon -
A. Soil type: Light soils need more frequency. Heavy soils needs less frequency.
B. Crop stage:
Vegetative stage: maintain adequate moisture for development of roots.
Flowering & fruiting - frequent and shallow irrigation.
Harvesting - gradually reduce irrigation during harvesting
C. Growing season:
Summer - requires frequent irrigation.
Winter- As against summer season, in winter the irrigation frequency is longer.
Rainy - very less frequency depending up on soil moisture