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Application of a Linear Move Sprinkler System for Limited Irrigation Research

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  Paper number  032012,  2003 ASAE Annual Meeting . (doi: 10.13031/2013.13989) @2003
Authors:   Norman L. Klocke, Carl Hunter, Mahbub Alam
Keywords:   Irrigation systems, limited irrigation, irrigation research, evapotranspiration, irrigation requirements, water management, water conservation, irrigation scheduling

A linear move sprinkler system was adapted to apply different amounts of water to random patterns of research plots in limited irrigation experiments. This is a further application of existing modified center pivot and linear move sprinkler systems for specialized research. Research outcomes will provide the technical foundation for policy decisions dealing with water allocations on a regional scale and the foundation for information to irrigators for making water allocation decisions on their own operations.

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