Stands for Automation Achieved by Sprinkling

by Frank E. Robinson,

Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1969, Vol. 95, Issue 3, Pg. 385-390

Document Type: Journal Paper


Solid set sprinkler systems applying water at approximately 0.1 in. per hr showed improvement over conventional surface irrigation. By preventing surface salt accumulation, increasing crop emergence, saving water, maintaining soil tilth, increasing land use efficiency, and reducing labor requirements, sprinkler irrigation has become essential to the mechanization and automation of desert agriculture.

Subject Headings: Surface irrigation | Automation | Salt water | Water conservation | Soil water | Solid mechanics | Crops | Land use

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