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Scientific Irrigation Scheduling

$3.22 per irrigated acre cash incentive

Scientific Irrigation Scheduling allows a grower to fine-tune irrigation by using soil moisture monitors, weather station data and evapotranspiration rates. Experienced vendors across the state offer the service and software that meet specifications for energy savings. In addition to water and energy savings of 10 percent or more, many growers also report reduced use of fertilizer, which has direct impacts to their bottom line and the environment.

  1. Contact us at 503.928.3154 or if you know an approved vendor you’d like to work with contact them.

    To be eligible for the incentive, you need to sign up with Energy Trust before you order or purchase any related equipment or services and before the start of the irrigation season.

  2. Choose an approved vendor. Energy Trust can help identify who you can work with in your area.

  3. Return a signed application form.

  4. Work with your chosen vendor over the course of the growing season.

    Your vendor can help you apply for the Energy Trust incentive, set up an SIS system on your property and provide ongoing support to operate your SIS system through the growing season. At the end of the season, your vendor will provide a report to Energy Trust to verify that SIS was practiced.

Energy Trust’s incentive is $3.22 per irrigated acre per year, up to 100% of the cost of the service and/or equipment, for as many as three years per grower. The incentive is paid at the end of each growing season, and must be renewed each year

To see if a site is eligible for the incentive call Energy Trust’s agriculture initiative team at 503.928.3154.

Growers who are required to perform Scientific Irrigation Scheduling or Irrigation Water Management as part of any other funding program are not eligible for this incentive.

View our Scientific Irrigation Scheduling fact sheet for more information.

Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change.

Questions?

Call us at 503.928.3154.