When managing a micro-irrigation system, keep the following points in mind:
Design the irrigation system to cover 50 to 75% of the total land area. More coverage commonly promotes better growth and yields.
Use the table as a guide for irrigation frequency and duration. Modify the schedule as needed to fit your particular soil type and irrigation system.
Reduce deep percolation by increasing frequency and decreasing length of the irrigation cycle. Since most of the roots are in the upper 2 - 4 feet of the soil profile, irrigation for long durations can lead to loss of water below the root zone.
Click on the picture to view the Citrus Microsprinkler Irrigation Schedule: