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Automated Cable Control Irrigation System

Worstell, R.V. and Kemper, W.D. and Kincaid, D.C. (1982) Automated Cable Control Irrigation System. pp. 242-255. In: Proc. Irrig. Assoc. Techn. Conf. 1982/02.

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Rapidly rising energy costs have emphasized the need for applying irrigation
water with gravity methods whenever it can be effectively done with
good efficiency. Rising labor costs and the lack of skilled irrigators
has led many growers to move away from gravity systems when upgrading their
systems in recent years. Now the rising spiral of energy costs, together
with a smaller margin between production costs and crop market returns
is bringing renewed interest in applying up-to-date methods of gravity
irrigation. These methods reduce labor requirements and increase water
application efficiency to levels similar to sprinkler methods. One of the
newest of these methods has been developed and tested during the last year
and a half at the Snake River Conservation Research Center of the Agricultural
Research Service, USDA, near Kimberly, Idaho. This report will
review the development and testing of this method which is often called

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
NWISRL Publication Number: 0485
Subjects: Irrigation > Irrigation control
Practical farm efficiency
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:57
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 18:42
Item ID: 1026