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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Installation Issues for Sdi Systems

Authors
item Lamm, Freddie - KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
item Clark, Gary - KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
item Yitayew, Muluneh - UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
item SCHONEMAN, RICHARD
item Mead, Richard
item Schneider, Arland

Submitted to: Irrigation Associations Exposition and Technical Conference Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: November 12, 1995
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: The potential for SDI technolgy to move into the agronomic field crop market is increasing. However cost/profit margins are much lower within these production systems as compared to horticultural crop systems. It is reasonable and justified to minimize SDI system investment costs whenever possible and practical. However, a quality installation that can be easily operated and maintained must be accepted as less expensive than a minimal substandard design which requires frequent and possibly frustrating repairs. Successful adaption of SDI technology will require durable, compatible, and user-friendly components; local support for design, installation, and service; and continuing educational programs on proper operational and management procedures. Success will depend on a heightened awareness and commitment to quality similar to that required in other advanced technologies.

Technical Abstract: Successful adoption of SDI technology will require durable, compatible, and user-friendly components; local support of design, installation, and service; and continuing educational programs on proper operational and management procedures. Success will depend on a heightened awareness and commitment to quality similar to those required in other advanced technologies.

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