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ARC Irrigation User Manual

The purpose of this manual is to serve as a reference guide for producers for the planning, choice, installation, management and maintenance of an irrigation system. In most cases, the chapters contain an introductory portion from the existing Irrigation Design Manual (also available on the WRO). This basic information is of importance for both the irrigation consultant who has to design and plan the system, as well as for the producer who has to operate the system. It should help with multi-disciplinary cooperation when a system is planned. The chapters contain a portion that informs on the basic practical aspects regarding installation, management and maintenance of an irrigation system. If specific specialist information is required, it is recommended that a professional in the specific area of expertise be consulted. Consists of 16 Chapters: 1 - Introduction, 2 - Water user, 3 - Soil, 4 - Crop water requirements, 5 - Guidelines for irrigation system selection and planning, 6 - Overview of irrigation engineering principles, 7 - Irrigation scheduling, 8 - Irrigation pipes, fittings and valves, 9 - Drip and micro-sprinkler irrigation systems, 10 - Sprinkler irrigation systems, 11 - Centre pivots, linear systems and travelling irrigators, 12 - Surface irrigation, 13 - Greenhouse irrigation systems, 14 - Pumps and driving systems, 15 - Chemigation, 16 - Terminology, conversion tables, design norms and overview of irrigation scheduling software.

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Agricultural Research Council
Agricultural Engineering
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Michael van der Laan
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Recommended citation AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ARC) (2019) Irrigation User Manual. ISBN 978-0-6392-0146-7, ARC, Pretoria, South Africa.
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Publisher Agricultural Research Council and Water Research Commission
Publication date 2019-01-01
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Keywords irrigation, pivot, drip, sprinkler, soil, water, agriculture, crop production
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