A Simulation Procedure for On-Farm Irrigation Systems Planning

by B. A. King, Univ of Idaho, Kimberly, ID, USA,
B. W. Sauer, Univ of Idaho, Kimberly, ID, USA,
J. R. Busch, Univ of Idaho, Kimberly, ID, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Steel Structures


A simulation modeling package has been developed for modeling on-farm irrigation water supply and application systems. The modeling package can consider up to 6 different application systems supplied from a common water source applying water to a maximum of 11 fields. The crop rotation pattern for each field can be up to 9 years with 2 crops per year. The modeling package is designed to be used as a planning tool for determining the projected operation of an irrigation system on a given farm under site-specific conditions. Outputs from the modeling package include (1) the adequacy of irrigation for all crops grown in rotation, (2) any system limitations causing shortfalls in irrigation and (3) the capital and operational costs involved including the effects of inflation.

Subject Headings: Irrigation systems | Simulation models | Crops | Water supply | Water supply systems | Rotation | Agriculture | Computer models

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