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Introduction to surface irrigation
Basic components of a surface system
Activity 1. Principles of surface irrigation
Farm supply
Flow rate and volume into the farm supply system
Calculation 1. Flow required per shift
Calculation 2. What area can be irrigated?
Activity 2. Available irrigation area
Calculation 3. Flow rate from two Dethridge wheels
Activity 3. Supply fow rate
Head and head loss
Calculation 4. Head loss in the supply system
Command over the land
Activity 4. Command
Calculation 5. Calculating command
Farm supply system design and maintenance
Flow rate and volume out of the farm supply system
Calculation 6. Directly measuring fow onto the feld
Calculation 7: Determining fow onto the feld
Activity 5. Determining fow rate
Activity 6. Distribution effciency
Distribution effciency
The irrigated feld
Activity 7. Depth of irrigation
Uniformity of water application
Infltration of water applied
Improving uniformity of border check and furrow irrigation
Problem 1: Infltration is too deep at the top of the feld
Improving uniformity of contour irrigation
Problem 4: Infltration is too deep over the whole bay
Field application effciency
Activity 8. Field application effciency
Surface drainage and reuse systems
Watertables
Border check irrigation drainage
Furrow irrigation drainage
Contour irrigation drainage
Tailwater drain design
On-farm storage
Conclusion
Activity 9. Irrigation system checklist
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Surface Irrigation Notes

Surface Irrigation Notes

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Published by: Paul Tetteh Asare on Sep 04, 2010
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