We will be promoting all of our 1.7 water budgeting and weather intelligence changes to production this weekend or early next week to coincide with the mobile release(s). Weather intelligence will now take a more holistic approach to rain delay and look at your true watering needs versus only raw precipitation thresholds. Using ET (evapotranspiration) based rain delay, weather intelligence will no longer be limited to only looking at the past & future 24 hours for weather intelligence. ET rain delay will monitor the true moisture deficit threshold within your soil and skip your water schedule accordingly – eliminating excess waterings when not needed by looking back to your last watered schedule and forward to your next water schedule. We are still trying to determine the optimal deficit threshold level.
I have attached a screenshot of the ET rain delay email. This will be changing to make it more readable but provides the gist of the information.
Here are the new water budget modifications that are also being released.
As always feedback, questions appreciated!