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Micro-irrigation of Trees and Vines

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Microirrigation---applying small amounts of water slowly and frequently through emitters spaced along polyethylene tapes or tubing---makes it possible to apply water precisely where it is needed and to apply it with a high degree of uniformity, lessening both surface runoff---excess water running off the lower end of the field---and deep percolation---water flowing down through the soil past the root zone where it can be used by the plant.

Converting from conventional surface irrigation to a micro-irrigatrion system can greatly improve how evenly water is applied over a field and how efficiently water is used. But this potential can only be realized if the micro-irrigation system is carefully designed, maintained, and managed. This handbook will help water managers achieve that goal.

Contents:  Micro-irrigation, Putting a system together: designing the best system, drip emitters & microsprinkler, pressure-compensating emitters, pumps, valves & regulators, flow meters, how deep to place a subsurface system, filtration equipment, injection devices, Operating the system: converting to micro-irrigation, wetting patterns, how often to irrigate, pressure loss, fertigation, Routine maintenance: chlorination, Problems: water quality, clogging, root intrusion, salt patterns under drip irrigation, 2 Appendices, Glossary. 

Larry Schwankl, Blaine Hanson & Terry Prichard, UC/ANR, Revision 1996, 138 p, illustrated, soft.  $25.00

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