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Publications on Irrigation

21 publications were found.

  • Anticipating Drought on Rainfed Farms in the Southeast (B 1403)

    Nobody wants drought, but it’s been happening a lot in recent years in the Southeastern U.S. For farmers without irrigation, it may seem that little can be done besides accept what rain comes. However, by paying attention to forecasts and following general practices that help collect and retain moisture, risk can be reduced for all manner of future climate conditions. Here are some ideas for what can be done, centered around two practices: first, knowing what’s in store; second, planning ahead. Published on Jul 31, 2012.

  • Considerations for Subsurface Drip Irrigation Application in Humid and Sub-humid Areas (C 903)

    Subsurface drip irrigation is the practice of installing drip irrigation below the ground surface. This publication is designed to provide a brief introduction to the site selection, design, installation and management of subsurface drip irrigation. Published on Apr 30, 2013.

  • Evaluating and Interpreting Application Uniformity of Center Pivot Irrigation Systems (C 911)

    With rising fuel prices it is increasingly important that irrigation systems apply water uniformly in order to achieve maximum benefit from the water applied. The uniformity of water application under a center pivot is determined by setting out cans or rain gauges along the length of the pivot, bringing the irrigation system up to proper operating pressure, and letting the system pass over them. Published on Jan 31, 2013.

  • Irrigating Tobacco (B 892)

    This publication is a comprehensive guide to irrigation methods for tobacco in Georgia. Published on Apr 30, 2012.

  • Irrigation Pumping Plant Performance (C 965)

    Irrigation pumping plant performance can be easily determined in the field with a few simple calculations. Standard figures can reasonably be expected from well-designed, well-maintained systems. Published on Jun 30, 2012.

  • Irrigation Pumping Plants and Energy Use (B 837)

    Energy inputs for irrigation pumping frequently exceed the energy used for all other crop production practices. This fact, coupled with rapidly increasing fuel and energy costs, causes irrigation farmers to look for ways to reduce energy consumption. Careful consideration should be given to selecting a pump that will deliver water to the system with the greatest possible efficiency. After installation, pump performance should be watched closely and evaluated, with steps being taken as needed to adjust, repair or replace inefficient pumping equipment. Published on Jun 30, 2012.

  • Irrigation Scheduling Methods (B 974)

    To schedule irrigation for most efficient use of water and to optimize production, it is desirable to frequently determine the soil water conditions throughout the root zone of the crop being grown. A number of methods for doing this have been developed and used with varying degrees of success. In comparison to investment in irrigation equipment, these scheduling methods are relatively inexpensive. When properly used and coupled with grower experience, a scheduling method can improve the irrigator’s chances of success.This publication covers the working principles of currently used methods for scheduling irrigation. Published on Apr 30, 2012.

  • Irrigation for Lawns and Gardens (B 894)

    In order to maintain a lush, green lawn and productive garden, supplemental water in the form of irrigation is often needed during peak water use periods. Two basic types of irrigation are suitable for the home landscape: sprinkler irrigation and drip (or trickle) irrigation. This publication contains comprehensive information about irrigating lawns and gardens. Published on Mar 31, 2014.

  • UGA EASY Pan Irrigation Scheduler: Pan Size Considerations (B 1201-1)

    The University of Georgia EASY Pan (Evaporation-based Accumulator for Sprinkler-enhanced Yield) was introduced in 2001 as a simple, cost-effective alternative for scheduling irrigations on sprinkler irrigated row crops in humid regions. Several users have questioned the need for the larger sized tub or pan. This publication presents results of a test with two smaller pans. The potential to use a smaller unit would allow a single individual to easily set up and maintain the EASY Pan and, at the same time, reduce the overall cost of materials in the construction process. The hypothesis of this particular test was that the two smaller pans would respond in a similar manner to the larger pans under evaporation and excess rainfall conditions. Published on Aug 31, 2012.

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