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Factors to Consider in Selecting a Farm Irrigation System (B 882)

Summary

The majority of agricultural irrigation systems in Georgia fit into one of two broad categories: sprinkler irrigation and micro-irrigation. Sprinkler irrigation systems include center pivot, linear move, traveling gun, permanent set and solid set. Micro-irrigation systems include drip (or trickle) irrigation and micro-sprinklers.
No one system is best for every application. Once you decide to install an irrigation system, you must consider several important factors before deciding which system is best for your situation. This publication is intended primarily for the farmer who has made the decision to irrigate and is in the process of deciding what type system will best fit into his or her operation.

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Status and Revision History
Published on Sep 12, 2002
Re-published on Feb 20, 2009
Re-published on May 14, 2009
Reviewed on Feb 16, 2012
Expired on Feb 28, 2015