Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/333140
Title:
Measuring Water Flow and Rate on the Farm
Author:
Martin, Edward C.
Publisher:
College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Issue Date:
Oct-2014
Description:
Revised; Originally Published: 2009; 4 pp.
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/333140
Abstract:
Proper water management involves two basic considerations: when and how much irrigation water to apply. The timing of an irrigation event (the when) involves utilizing information on plant needs and soil water conditions. How much depends primarily on the soil’s water holding capacity, the depletion level and the rooting depth of the crop. Once you have calculated how much water to apply, how can you be sure that you have accurately applied that amount? Or, if you miss your target amount, how do you determine how much water you actually applied? The amount of water applied to a field is a function of time, flow and area. The time of an irrigation is easily recorded. The amount of area irrigated is also easily calculated. However, estimating flow rate in an open ditch is often guess work, at best. In this bulletin we shall discuss ways to measure water flow in an open ditch.
Type:
text; Book
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
irrigation; water flow; water measurement; surface irrigation
Series/Report no.:
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service and Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin AZ1130-2014

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Edward C.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-24T15:44:44Z-
dc.date.available2014-10-24T15:44:44Z-
dc.date.issued2014-10-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/333140-
dc.descriptionRevised; Originally Published: 2009en_US
dc.description4 pp.en_US
dc.description.abstractProper water management involves two basic considerations: when and how much irrigation water to apply. The timing of an irrigation event (the when) involves utilizing information on plant needs and soil water conditions. How much depends primarily on the soil’s water holding capacity, the depletion level and the rooting depth of the crop. Once you have calculated how much water to apply, how can you be sure that you have accurately applied that amount? Or, if you miss your target amount, how do you determine how much water you actually applied? The amount of water applied to a field is a function of time, flow and area. The time of an irrigation is easily recorded. The amount of area irrigated is also easily calculated. However, estimating flow rate in an open ditch is often guess work, at best. In this bulletin we shall discuss ways to measure water flow in an open ditch.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUniversity of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service and Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin AZ1130-2014en_US
dc.sourceCALS Publications Archive. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectirrigationen_US
dc.subjectwater flowen_US
dc.subjectwater measurementen_US
dc.subjectsurface irrigationen_US
dc.titleMeasuring Water Flow and Rate on the Farmen_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeBooken_US
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