Automation of Border and Basin Irrigation

by Allan S. Humpherys, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Kimberly, ID, USA,
Thomas J. Trout, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Kimberly, ID, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Steel Structures


Various methods and types of control equipment for automating border and basin irrigation are described. Mechanical gates include dual function turnout gates that both open and close and a trapezoidal center-of-pressure check gate for a lined ditch. Cablegation systems are used to irrigate either borders or basins with or without cutback. Field tests and systems using feedback are described.

Subject Headings: Cables | Field tests | Border irrigation | Basins | Irrigation systems | Automation and robotics | Control systems

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