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Research Project: Improving Water Productivity and Quality in Irrigated Landscapes of the Northwestern United States

Location: Northwest Irrigation and Soils Research

Title: Phosphorus loss with surface irrigation

item Bjorneberg, David - Dave
item Leytem, April
item Nouwakpo, Sayjro
item Reba, Michele

Submitted to: SERA-IEG 17 Bulletin
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/24/2023
Publication Date: 5/1/2023
Citation: Bjorneberg, D.L., Leytem, A.B., Nouwakpo, S.K., Reba, M.L. 2023. Phosphorus loss with surface irrigation. SERA-IEG 17 Bulletin.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Surface irrigation uses soil to convey water through the field. Water flowing over soil can detach and transport sediment and associated nutrients. This fact sheet describes the processes associated with phosphorus loss with surface irrigation. Strategies for reducing these losses, such as conservation tillage, cover crops, polyacrylamide (PAM) application, filter strips and sediment ponds, are discussed.