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Author(s):Gerst, M. D.; Wendt, C. W.
Author Affiliation:Gerst: Research Associate, and Wendt: Professor, Soil and Water, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Lubbock, TX
Title:Evaluation of home lawn sprinklers
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Source:Texas Turfgrass Research - 1983. 1983, p. 54-79.
# of Pages:26
Publishing Information:College Station, TX: Texas Agricultural Experiment Station
Series:Consolidated Progress Reports (PR-4147 thru 4170, Number 4158)
Abstract/Contents:"A study was conducted in 1982 to determine water losses of home lawn sprinklers during a 24-hour period. Water losses were determined by measuring the inflow and outflow of sprinklers operating on a plastic tarp. Sprinkler types evaluated included rotating, traveling, buried head, impact, ring and oscillating. A commercially available drip irrigation hose was also evaluated for water losses. The sprinklers and drip irrigation hose lost 15 to 60 percent less water at night than during the day. Minimum loss generally occurred from midnight to 8:00 a.m. and maximum loss during midday. Actual water loss was 1.7 to 16 times traditional potential evaporation measurements. The data from the study indicate that water losses from a home lawn sprinkler or a drip line were dependent on several variables including climate, time of day, system characteristics and application period."
August 1983
Pictures, b/w
Includes appendix: "Electronic flow monitoring system", p. 73
Includes appendix: "Calibration of the electronic flow monitoring system", P. 77
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Gerst, M. D., and C. W. Wendt. 1983. Evaluation of home lawn sprinklers. Tex Turfgrass Res. p. 54-79.
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