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Publications on Irrigation

26 publications were found.

  • Calibration of Center Pivot Irrigation Systems for Wastewater Applications (B 1458)

    This publication was developed to provide farmers applying animal wastewater with step-by-step instructions to calibrate their center pivot irrigation systems. Within each step, the publication provides reasoning for that step and any equations to calculate the needed values. Along with instructions, the publication also provides a fillable table to collect data and charts to help determine application rates. Published on Aug 31, 2016.

  • Center Pivot Calibration for Wastewater: A Field Reference Guide (C 1084)

    This publication is intended to be used by those familiar with calibrating a center pivot system. The circular lists the steps, calculations, and charts needed to calibrate a center pivot irrigation system pumping wastewater, without explanations of the process itself. Published on Aug 31, 2016.

  • Drip Irrigation Check List: Start-Up (C 1093)

    This publication reviews the critical items to address when starting a drip irrigation system that has been idle. This is important information for specialty crop producers and homeowners that have drip irrigation systems servicing fruit, nut, and vegetable crops. Published on Aug 4, 2016.

  • Drip Irrigation Check List: Winterization (C 1094)

    This publication addresses winterization of a drip irrigation system. The circular includes information about winterization timing, components of a drip system, precautions to take when servicing a drip system, and a quick reference run-down to the winterization process. Published on Aug 31, 2016.

  • Drip Irrigation in the Home Vegetable Garden (C 1095)

    This publication is designed to give small market growers, homeowners, and Master Gardener audiences a quick guide to selecting and installing drip irrigation in the vegetable garden. Published on Aug 31, 2016.

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

    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. Published on Dec 30, 2015.

  • Irrigation Water Quality for Agriculture (B 1448)

    With growing demands for potable (suitable for drinking) water (due to population increase) and expanding irrigated acreage, there is an increased pressure on irrigated farms to consider using nonpotable alternatives. However, low quality irrigation water can adversely affect soil physical conditions and crop production.

    This publication provides in-depth information on the following aspects of agricultural irrigation water quality:
    -Importance of irrigation water quality
    -Major attributes of irrigation water quality
    -Common units used
    -Salts content
    -Toxicity and their sources
    -Bacteria in water sources Published on Aug 30, 2015.

  • 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.

  • Spring Center Pivot and Lateral Irrigation System Preparation cover image Spring Center Pivot and Lateral Irrigation System Preparation (B 1452)

    The main objective of this fact sheet is to provide a checklist of what is needed to properly prepare a center pivot or lateral irrigation system for the production season. All of the topics covered apply to both pivot and lateral irrigation systems, but for brevity, only center pivots will be referenced. By using the items in this fact sheet as a guideline for preventative maintenance, most breakdowns during the growing season should be avoided. Published on Jul 31, 2016.

  • Winterizing Your Irrigation System (B 1439)

    Irrigation systems are used by farmers and homeowners to supply supplemental
    water to their crops. At the end of the growing season, the irrigation system should be checked and winterized to maintain proper operation for the coming season.

    This publication provides a list of suggested things that should by done on both drip and center pivot systems to help protect them during the winter months. Published on Jan 30, 2015.

Unavailable Publications

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