Subsurface Irrigation Easily Automated

by Sterling Davis, (A.M.ASCE), Agric. Engr.; ARS, USDA, SWC, Univ. of California, Riverside, CA,
Sheldon D. Nelson, Soil Sci.; ARS, USDA, SWC, Univ. of California, Riverside, CA,

Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1970, Vol. 96, Issue 1, Pg. 47-51

Document Type: Journal Paper


Subsurface irrigation applies water directly into the root zone of the crop. Two subsurface irrigation systems are described herein: an automatic float-operated device to supply water needed to a tree or plants; and a plastic hose with inserts—system planted with the potato seed and harvested with the mature potatoes.

Subject Headings: Crops | Irrigation | Irrigation systems | Water supply systems | Groundwater | Irrigation water | Subsurface environment | Automation

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