Sprinkler Irrigation

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

Part of: Selection of Irrigation Methods for Agriculture


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 | Irrigation | Water pipelines | Soil-pipe interaction | Soil water | Pressure pipes | Pipes


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