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Furrow Intake Rates and Water Management

Kemper, W.D. and Ruffing, B.J. and Bondurant, J.A. (1982) Furrow Intake Rates and Water Management. Transaction of the ASAE. 25(2):333-339,343.


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FURROW intake rates and their effects on the uniformity of water distribution throughout the length of run are examined. Yields are substantially reduced by nonuniformities. Several treatments are discussed which can increase or decrease infiltration rates to improve uniformity. Furrow compaction is suggested as a method of compensating for intake opportunity time differences resulting from advance time requirements. Computations show that differentially compacting the furrow along the length of run could provide more uniform application and increase the length of run without increasing erosion. This reduces the farmer's investment in the irrigation system and the time and energy required for planting, cultivating and irrigating.

Item Type: Article
NWISRL Publication Number: 0481
Subjects: Irrigation > Furrow irrigation > Infiltration
Water > Water management
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:52
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 22:41
Item ID: 385

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