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A comparison of low pressure center pivot irrigation systems

Kincaid, D.C. and Busch, J.R. (1987) A comparison of low pressure center pivot irrigation systems. Irrigation Energy Efficiency Bulletin for Bonneville Power Administration No. DOE/BP-21925-10. 2 pp.

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Center-pivot sprinkler irrigation is presently being
used on about 1.7 million acres in the Pacific Northwest.
This acreage is increasing as other types of sprinkler
systems are converted to center pivots. As electric
energy rates increase and labor becomes more scarce,
there is more incentive to convert to low pressure center
pivots. However, there are potential problems associated
with low pressure systems of which the user should be
aware, namely pressure regulation and potential runoff.
(See the companion bulletin on reservoir tillage for controlling

Item Type: Technical Bulletin
NWISRL Publication Number: 0609
Subjects: Irrigation > Sprinkler irrigation > Center pivot
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Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:57
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2017 23:42
Item ID: 1113