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Advantages Claimed for New Irrigation System

Worstell, R.V. and Humpherys, Allan S. (1974) Advantages Claimed for New Irrigation System. Idaho Farmer-Stockman. 92(8):24.

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RECENT research indicates that
light, frequent irrigations may
improve yield and quality of
some crops.

With new methods of water
application, such as drip or trickle
irrigation, excellent soil
moisture control is possible and
economically feasible on high-value
crops, trials have shown.
Soil moisture can be maintained
at a high level with little loss of
water and fertilizer by deep percolation,
by applying water to
the soil at essentially the same
rate that it is used by the crop.

Evaporation from the soil surface
is reduced and good aeration
of the root zone also is maintained
with this method of irrigation.

Item Type: Article
NWISRL Publication Number: 0308
Subjects: Practical farm efficiency
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Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:51
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2017 23:04
Item ID: 271