Wetup is a software tool to display approximate wetting patterns from drippers.
For trickle irrigation systems to deliver improved water and nutrient use efficiency, distance between emitters and emitter flow rates must be matched to the soil’s wetting characteristics and the amount and timing of water to be supplied to the crop. Broad soil texture ranges are usually the only information related to soil wetting used in trickle system designs. WetUp allows calculation of wetting pattern dimensions for 29 individual soils covering a wide range of textures and soil hydraulic properties. The user is encouraged to use Wetup to assess the impact of soil texture and/or soil type on soil wetting patterns.