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 the 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 the summer season, in winter the irrigation frequency is longer. Rainy - very less frequency depending upon soil moisture