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Cablegation: A review of the past decade and prospects for the next

Trout, Thomas J. and Kincaid, D.C. and Kemper, W.D. (1990) Cablegation: A review of the past decade and prospects for the next. pp. 21-27. In: Proc. of 3rd Natl. Irrig. Symp. Visions of the Future. USA-AZ-Phoenix, 1990/10/28-11/01. ASAE, St. Joseph, MI.

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Cablegation is an automated surface irrigation application system (Kemper et
al., 1987). It was conceived and first tested in 1980 by USDA-Agricultural
Research Service scientists at Kimberly, Idaho (Kemper et al., 1981). Over the
past ten years, cablegation has been adapted to a wide range of conditions and
a variety of commercially-available components have been developed. Over 100
systems have been installed on farmers' fields in 9 western states. The
potential labor and water savings have been demonstrated.
After initial widespread interest and rapid growth, the rate of system
installation has declined and about 40% of the installations are no longer
being used as designed. The objective of this paper is to describe the reasons
for the reduced growth and to project the adoption of the technology for the
coming decade. Many of the motivations and constraints discussed are common
to other automated surface irrigation systems.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
NWISRL Publication Number: 0719
Subjects: Practical farm efficiency
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Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:55
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2016 22:23
Item ID: 879