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Author(s):Gelernter, Wendy; Stowell, Larry J.
Author Affiliation:Ph.D.
Title:Issues in irrigation: The uniformity myth
Source:PACE Insights. Vol. 6, No. 6, June 2000, p. 1-4.
# of Pages:4
Publishing Information:San Diego, California: PACE Turfgrass Institute
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Cultivation program; Drainage improvement; Evapotranspiration; Irrigation audit; Irrigation equipment; Irrigation frequency; Irrigation methods; Irrigation system design; Irrigation uniformity; Localized dry spots; Nozzles; Soil types; Soil water movement; Water pressure; Water requirements
Abstract/Contents:Discusses irrigation uniformity, claiming that "ideally, irrigation systems should apply just enough water to eliminate dry spots, without creating soggy areas." Identifies several factors which may prevent distribution uniformity such as fluctuating pressures and poor design or maintenance of nozzles. Recommends a multi-faceted approach to combat these irrigation issues that focuses on "portable sprinklers, cultivation programs to gradually improve water movement throughout the soil, improved drainage, and routine irrigation system auditing and maintenance." Provides a diagram of 100 percent irrigation uniformity for a rotary nozzle design and a table comparing soil type to drainage efficiency, while noting that "the best uniformity that can be achieved with any irrigation system is about 80%."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Gelernter, W., and L. J. Stowell. 2000. Issues in irrigation: The uniformity myth. PACE Insights. 6(6):p. 1-4.
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