Agricultural Water Conservation Technology Transfer

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by Gerald W. Buchleiter, AERC, Collins, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Management in the '90s: A Time for Innovation

Abstract: Efforts to implement computer programs which encourage water and energy conservation in the Columbia Basin, are described. Irrigators use the irrigation scheduling program to receive recommendations on the timing and amount to irrigate. The selected fields to be irrigated are entered into a pump selection program to obtain recommendations for operating pump combinations which minimize the total daily energy cost.

Subject Headings: Water conservation | Irrigation | Energy efficiency | Pumps | Hydro power | Basins | Computer software | Scheduling |

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