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Irrigation methods

Bjorneberg, D.L. and Sojka, R.E. (2005) Irrigation methods. In: Hillel, D., (ed.) Encyclopedia of Soils in the Environment. pp. 273-280. Elsevier, Ltd, Oxford, U.K.

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Irrigation is the process of applying water to soil,
primarily to meet the water needs of growing plants.
Water from rivers, reservoirs, lakes, or aquifers is
pumped or flows by gravity through pipes, canals,
ditches, or even natural streams. Applying water to
fields enhances the magnitude, quality, and reliability
of crop production — approximately 30% of the
world's food is grown on irrigated land, which accounts
for only about 15% of the world's land used
for crop production

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