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Developments in surface irrigation techniques

Code: 9781838796327
Taffa Tulu, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Chapter synopsis: Surface irrigation has long been an important tool for farmers. This chapter will review the development of surface irrigation techniques. Section 2 provides a brief historical overview, and then Sections 3 and 4 consider the development of furrow, basin and border irrigation in detail. Sections 5 and 6 cover irrigation scheduling and efficiency, Section 7 reviews the many factors which play into the choice of an irrigation system and, finally, Section 8 discusses modelling of surface irrigation systems.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2017.0037.10
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Historical development of surface irrigation 3 Developments in surface irrigation techniques: furrow irrigation 4 Developments in surface irrigation techniques: basin irrigation and border irrigation 5 Irrigation scheduling 6 Irrigation efficiency 7 Choosing an irrigation method 8 Modelling surface irrigation systems 9 Conclusion 10 Where to look for further information 11 References

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