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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Surface Irrigation Management
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The research of the Surface Irrigation group focuses on guidance in design and operation of both traditional and innovative surface irrigation systems. Through this research, models are developed to simulate irrigation events in various surface irrigation systems. These models also simulate the transport/fate of sediments as well as nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen.

These models are the basis for software applications used to present overviews of simulations to aid in searches for optimal solutions and to assist in the evaluation of field conditions.

Where modeling is insufficient, management guidelines are developed based on field studies.

Last Modified: 12/16/2005
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