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Reducing furrow irrigation erosion with polyacrylamide (PAM)

Sojka, R.E. and Lentz, R.D. (1997) Reducing furrow irrigation erosion with polyacrylamide (PAM). Journal of Production Agriculture. 10(1):1-51.

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Abstract

There has been a large shift to sprinkler irrigation in the USA. Beyond labor considerations, this has been driven by soil and water resource conservation. Some crops, however, do not tolerate wet canopies (e.g., seed beans). Furthermore, the capital cost, energy use, and technological requirements are out of the reach of many U.S. and third world irrigators. If inexpensive, effective, easy erosion control were available, many furrow irrigation farmers could improve resource conservation and water management.

Item Type: Article
NWISRL Publication Number: 0937
Subjects: Irrigation > Furrow irrigation > Erosion > Polyacrylamide
Polyacrylamide (PAM) > Water-soluble PAM (WSPAM) > Erosion control
Soil > Erosion
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Michelle Wayment
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:54
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2016 17:53
Item ID: 678
URI: https://eprints.nwisrl.ars.usda.gov/id/eprint/678

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