Irrigation
 

Irrigation water management primarily aims to control the volume and frequency of irrigation water applied to crops, so as to meet crop needs while conserving water resources.

It requires a change in equipment, measuring or estimating how much water crops need at different stages of growth and how long it takes the soil to absorb the right amount of water.

Irrigation management also presents opportunities for energy savings associated with low-pressure sprinkler equipment and modern energy-efficient pumps.

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Authors

Country

Date

Smallholders’ irrigation schemes: technical design manual

John van Rijn INDEVELOPMENT

All

2004

Small scale pump irrigation: energy and cost

FAO

All

1992

Ten low-tech ways to irrigate crops

R. Goodier, Engineering for change

All

2012

Modern, efficient and sustainable irrigation

Government of Victoria, Australia

Australia

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Manual Irrigation

SSWM

Sustainable sanitation and water management

All

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AG Water conservation manuals and guidelines

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USA

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Irrigation management

Minnesota Department of Agriculture

USA

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