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Automating Surface Irrigation Systems

Humpherys, A.S. and Stacey, R.L. (1973) Automating Surface Irrigation Systems. Idaho Farmer-Stockman. 91(6):26-27.

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SOCIETY is demanding that
farm irrigators use their water
supply more efficiently and decrease
irrigation-related pollution.
Sediment has been labeled
as one of the worst pollutants of
our natural streams. Better water
control and decreased tailwater
runoff are needed to reduce
the amount of sediment leaving
an irrigated farm. To achieve
this goal, many irrigators must
improve their facilities. The current
trend is toward greater use
of both buried pipelines and gated
pipe. Additional labor is needed
to improve irrigation efficiency
beyond its present level on
most well-managed farms. Because
of the cost and general
scarcity of competent labor, automation
is needed.

Item Type: Article
NWISRL Publication Number: 0269
Subjects: Practical farm efficiency
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:51
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2017 22:01
Item ID: 249