Sprinkler and Subirrigation Research Park for Multiple Cropping Research

by Bryan W. Maw, Univ of Georgia, United States,
Daniel L. Thomas, Univ of Georgia, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Planning Now for Irrigation and Drainage in the 21st Century


A research park has been developed to enable scientists to evaluate sprinkler and subsurface irrigation management strategies for multiple cropping rotations. Various sprinkler irrigation packages and chemigation alternatives are available through four high speed center pivots. Drainage and subirrigation plots have been installed which allow replicated water table management alternatives under four spacings of drain tubing. These plots have individual inflow and outflow capabilities and are designed around a central computer-based monitoring and control station. Other capabilities include the assessment of water quality from the individual plots.

Subject Headings: Irrigation | Parks | Water quality | Subsurface environment | Rotation | Spacing | Agriculture | Drainage

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