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.
Monsoon- very less frequency depending up on soil moisture