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Crop Yield Response to Water

To increase the efficiency and productivity of water use, the yield response to water of crops must be known. A set of tools was packaged in this Irrigation and Drainage Paper to better appraise and enhance crop yield response to water. This publication is of value to various agricultural practitioners including, but not limited to, water managers and planners; extension services; irrigation districts; consulting engineers; governmental agencies; non-governmental organizations and farmer's associations; agricultural economists and research scientists.

Price: $100.00
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Drip Irrigation for Every Landscape and All Climates

Drip irrigation is the best way to help any plant flourish and survive tough times, especially short or long droughts. Pick the wrong "stuff " and you easily can feel overwhelmed. Robert Kourik's Drip Irrigation for Every Landscape and All Climates clearly explains how to use less water yet increase the yields of vegetables and promote the growth and flowering of all plants--trees, shrubs, and container plants--in any climate, even where it rains irregularly.

In the tradition of the original groundbreaking book, this fully revised edition incorporates new information essential for gardeners, including how to manage limited water supplies with precision and efficiency, without the clutter of hundreds of widgets and gizmos, and the knowledge is shared in Kourik's inimitable, friendly, down-to-earth, and easy-to-understand style.

Price: $5.98
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Drip Irrigation in the Home Landscape

With water growing scarcer, drip irrigation is the gardener's choice for making every drop count! Drip irrigation can increase plant performance and water savings, and its easy automation can make irrigation simpler while reducing weed and pest problems. This easy-to-use reference guide answers common questions about components, materials, design, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting. If you're considering a drip irrigation system for your garden you need this guide -- don't go to the hardware store without it!

Price: $7.00
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Drip Irrigation of Processing Tomatoes
Author: Blaine Hanson

Using this new guide you'll learn how drip irrigation can deliver water and chemicals more precisely and uniformly to your tomato crop. Drip irrigation can increase your yield and revenue, reduce water and fertilizer costs, and curtail diseases such as Phytophthora root rot.

You'll also learn about design elements that affect the uniformity of application, how to design and maintain and system, and other factors to consider in system design such as the selection of pumps, filters, injection equipment, and flow meters.

One of a series of water management handbooks prepared by the UC Irrigation Program; it is not eligible for discounts.

  • Publication Number: 3506
  • Inventory Type: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-436-2
  • Copyright Date: 2008
  • Length: 58 pp

Price: $25.00
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Irrigation Pumping Plants
Author: Blaine Hanson

Getting maximum output for every energy dollar spent is the primary objective in operating an irrigation pumping plant. This manual answers growers' most frequent questions about irrigation pumping plants. Here you'll find everything you need from the basics of how different pumps work to detailed information about pump design, motors vs. engines, performance tests, troubleshooting, and maintenance.

One of a series of water management handbooks prepared by the UC Irrigation Program; it is not eligible for discounts.

Publication Number: 3377 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English Copyright Date: Rev. 2000 Length: 126 pp.

Price: $25.00
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Irrigation Scheduling: A Guide for Efficient On-Farm Water
Author: David A. Goldhamer

How to measure soil, atmospheric, crop, and irrigation factors to determine the most efficient irrigation schedule.

Publication Number: 21454 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English Copyright Date: 1989 Length: 80 pp.

Price: $7.00
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Maintaining Microirrigation Systems
By Larry Schwankl, L. Schwankl, B. Hanson, T. Prichard, Blaine Hanson, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Communication Services, University of California (System)

List of Tables 1 microsprinkler , calcium carbonate , drip line Overview of Maintenance Needs 7 microsprinklers , calcium carbonate , chlorine Preventing Biological Growths 17 calcium hypochlorite , hypochlorous acid , sodium hypochlorite Preventing Calcium Carbonate Clogging 23 manganese , sulfuric acid , hydrogen sulfide Clogging and Fertigation 31 media filter , screen filter , diammonium phosphate Preventing Root Intrusion in Subsurface Drip Irrigation Systems 39 drip tape , trifluralin , Subsurface Drip Irrigation

Published by ANR Publications, 2008

Price: $20.00
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Monitoring Soil Moisture for Irrigation Water Management

Monitoring soil moisture is an alternate method to water-based balance methods of managing irrigation water. Using this method you can “see” what is going on in the soil and determine answers to some key irrigation management questions.

  • Did enough water infiltrate the soil?
  • Is too much water being applied?
  • What is the water uptake pattern of the roots?
  • When should irrigation take place?
  • What was the depth reached by the irrigation?

Includes 24 figures and 7 tables, metric conversions, and an appendix of typical root depths. One of a series of water management handbooks prepared by the UC Irrigation Program; it is not eligible for discounts.

Product Details
  • Publication Number: 21635
  • Inventory Type: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-481-2
  • Copyright Date: 2007
  • Length: 48 pp

Price: $25.00
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Sprinkle Irrigation of Row and Field Crops

This manual gives a practical, in-depth look at sprinkle irrigation in California as used on vegetable crops. This manual provides practical information on the design, management, and maintenance of the sprinkle irrigation methods commonly used in California for irrigating field and row crops, with a focus on hand-move, wheel line, and portable solid-set systems. Other systems, not commonly used in California are also discussed.

Inside you'll find discussion of management considerations such as when to irrigate, how much water to apply, and how to monitor soil moisture. You’ll also find an overview of uniformity and efficiency, sprinkle lateral design considerations, calculating pressure losses along laterals, factors affecting uniformity, effect of pressure spacing, and wind on catch can uniformity, as well as evaluating and improving sprinkle irrigation systems.

A chapter on energy considerations covers pump selection, factors that affect pumping plant performance, pump performance tests, variable speed drives for pumping plants, and measures to consider to reduce energy use.

Handy tables clearly illustrate key concepts to help you with decision making and trouble-shooting. Contains 46 illustrations and 28 tables, as well as 8 appendices of selected cover-crop coefficient relationships.

Price: $25.00
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