Sprinkler Irrigation

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On-Farm Irrigation Committee of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE

Abstract: In sprinkler irrigation, water is applied to the soil using a pressurized piping system with nozzles, jets, or perforated pipe that sprays the water into the air. These sprinkler devices or perforations are spaced to give a relatively uniform application of water over the field being irrigated using a series of sets or a continuous move system. A variety of sprinkler devices are available. These devices may be peculiar to a specific type of system but often are adaptable to a number of systems. This chapter examines sprinkler irrigation.

Subject Headings: Sprinkler irrigation | Water pipelines | Irrigation water | Soil water | Pipes | Irrigation systems |


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