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Energy in Agriculture Program On-Farm Irrigation

In this section read about:

Vegetable growers who are saving upwards of 25% in water pumping, fertilizer and herbicide costs by using subsurface drip irrigation technologies in the Central Coast Region of California.

Research by engineers at UC Kearney Agricultural Research Center developing new software to determine precise water needs for trees and vines.

How irrigators can optimize fertilizer application by properly designing, installing and operating fertigation systems.

How to calculate the cost of a new irrigation system installation for trees and vines.

Sections:

Irrigation Scheduling:

Publication - Scheduling Irrigations: When and How Much Water to Apply
By University of California, Davis Irrigation Education Program

Irrigation Technologies:

Publication - Costs of Pressurized Irrigation Systems for Tree Crops
By University of California, Davis Irrigation Education Program

Publication - Drip and Microirrigation for Trees, Vines, and Row Crops
By Irrigation Training and Research Center, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Publication - Fertigation
By Irrigation Training and Research Center, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Publication - Drip Irrigation for Row Crops
By University of California, Davis Irrigation Education Program

Publication - Microirrigation for Trees and Vines
By University of California, Davis Irrigation Education Program

Publication - Surface Irrigation
By University of California, Davis Irrigation Education Program

Publication - Surge Irrigation
By University of California, Davis Irrigation Education Program

Publication - Irrigation Pumping Plants
By University of California, Davis Irrigation Education Program