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Research Seeks Answers to Runoff Losses

Humpherys, A.S. (1975) Research Seeks Answers to Runoff Losses. Irrigation Age. 10(1):17.

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Sediment has been labeled as one of
the worst pollutants of our natural
streams. While much erosion is natural,
sediment production from cropland
is a problem for many irrigators.
Farmers have always been interested
in conservation; however, in recent
years increased public attention to
conservation has caused irrigators to
become even more concerned with
limiting erosion from their lands.

Stream size, slope, crop, soil, and
water management practices are the
principal factors that determine the
amount of erosion. Researchers are
studying the relative effects of these
factors in causing erosion to obtain
data that will identify those that are
the most important and those that can
be most readily controlled. This information
can then be used to help irrigators
minimize soil losses from their

Item Type: Article
NWISRL Publication Number: 0352
Additional Information: Review Article
Subjects: Irrigation > Furrow irrigation > Runoff losses
Practical farm efficiency
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:51
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2017 18:17
Item ID: 302