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A PAM primer: A brief history of PAM and PAM-related issues

Sojka, R.E. and Lentz, R.D. (1996) A PAM primer: A brief history of PAM and PAM-related issues. In: Sojka, R.E. and Lentz, R.D. (eds.) Managing irrigation-induced erosion and infiltration with polyacrylamide. University of Idaho Miscellaneous Publication No. 101-96. pp. 11-20.

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Polyacrylamide treatment of irrigation
water may be the fastest growing
conservation technology in irrigated
agriculture. PAMs were registered
in most Western states by late
1994. and the Natural. Resources Conservation
Service (NRCS) published
an interim conservation practice standard
for PAM-use in January 1995
(Anonymous,1995). In 1995, its first
year of commercial use, about 20.000
ha were PAM-treated. saving as much
as a million tons (0.9 million metric
tons) of soil (Sojka and Lenrz,1996).
Irrigators have been attracted to the
new PAM technology because they
recognize irrigated agriculture's
value, the threat of erosion on fragile
arid-zone soils, and PAM's efficacy
and ease of use.

Item Type: Technical Bulletin
NWISRL Publication Number: 0914
Additional Information: USDA-ARS, Kimberly, Idaho.
Subjects: Polyacrylamide (PAM) > Water-soluble PAM (WSPAM)
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Users 6 not found.
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:58
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2016 18:24
Item ID: 1194