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Irrigation, site-specific

Kincaid, D.C. and Buchleiter, G.W. (2004) Irrigation, site-specific. In: Howell, T.A., (ed.) Encyclopedia of Water Science. pp. 1-4. Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York.


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Irrigation systems have evolved from flood systems to pressurized sprinkler and trickle systems. In flood irrigation, water is applied to a field in a controlled stream and allowed to flow over the soil surface by gravity, the final distribution being affected by variations in surface slope and water infiltration rates. Well-designed pressurized irrigation systems apply water at sufficiently low rates that it infiltrates with little or no surface movement, thus providing a greater degree of control and improved uniformity of application.

Item Type: Book Section
NWISRL Publication Number: 1146
Subjects: Irrigation > Site-specific irrigation
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Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:55
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2016 15:57
Item ID: 826

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