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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Irrigation Uniformity

Authors
item King, Bradley - UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO
item Stark, Jeffrey - UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO
item Kincaid, Dennis

Submitted to: University of Idaho Cooperative Extension Bulletin
Publication Type: Experiment Station
Publication Acceptance Date: December 10, 1999
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: Irrigation water application uniformity is an important consideration in improving production efficiency while maintaining environmental quality in irrigated agriculture. This bulletin provides up-to-date information useful to producers and extension personnel for operation and maintenance of sprinkler, micro, and surface irrigation systems. The publication focuses primarily on center-pivot, and stationary lateral sprinkler systems of which total nearly five million acres in the Pacific Northwest. The adverse economic effects of poor uniformity on crop yield and quality are discussed, as well as field measurement methods and management methods to maintain high uniformity.

Technical Abstract: Irrigation water application uniformity is an important consideration in improving production efficiency while maintaining environmental quality in irrigated agriculture. This bulletin provides up-to-date information useful to producers and extension personnel for operation and maintenance of sprinkler, micro, and surface irrigation systems. The publication focuses primarily on center-pivot, and stationary lateral sprinkler systems of which total nearly five million acres in the Pacific Northwest. The adverse economic effects of poor uniformity on crop yield and quality are discussed, as well as field measurement methods and management methods to maintain high uniformity.

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