Mechanized Sprinkler Irrigation

Mechanized Sprinkler Irrigation

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Introduction; description and operation of non-mechanized sprinkler irrigation systems; reasons for mechanizing and automating sprinkler irrigation; ways and means used to facilitate the operation of sprinkler systems;irrigation with a boom-sprinkler; towed laterals; irrigation system using towed gun-sprinklers to change the set;wheel-mounted sprinkler laterals with a pipe-driven frontal movement; whel-mounted sprinkler laterals driven with a shaft independent of the pipe; irrigation machines carrying sprinkler lines and self-moved during one set of watering; irrigation machines automatically moving the watering unit from one set to the next; irrigation machines moving automatically while irrigating continuous strips of land; centre pivot irrigation; sprinklerlaterals with continuous frontal movement during watering;fixed irrigation systems; comparing sprinkler irrigation systems; conclusions.The most simple control is manual; it saves a great deal of work as compared to the control of water application with ... an electronic programmer with an appropriate irrigation programme conveys opening and closing orders to the valves.

Title:Mechanized Sprinkler Irrigation
Author:Lionel Rolland
Publisher:Food & Agriculture Org. - 1982


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