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Irrigation trash screens pay!

Kemper, W.D. and Bondurant, J.A. and Trout, T.J. (1986) Irrigation trash screens pay! Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 41(1):17-20.

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FARMERS control the application of
water on irrigated farms in arid regions.
Consequently, the erosion of
up to 18 tons of soil per acre per year (1) in
irrigated row crops appears at first glance
to be a self-inflicted, unnecessary loss.
Often compounding this loss is trash in
the irrigation water, which increases runoff
and erosion problems. For most irrigation
farmers, therefore, screens to remove
trash from incoming water are a sound investment,
not only to reduce soil erosion
but to improve the cost-effectiveness of irrigation.

Item Type: Article
NWISRL Publication Number: 0568
Subjects: Practical farm efficiency
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Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:52
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2017 20:47
Item ID: 450