Mechanized Sprinkler Irrigation

Mechanized Sprinkler Irrigation

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Introduction; description and operation of non-mechanized sprinkler irrigation systems; reasons for mechanizing and automating sprinkler irrigation; ways and means used to facilitate the operation of sprinkler systems;irrigation with a boom-sprinkler; towed laterals; irrigation system using towed gun-sprinklers to change the set;wheel-mounted sprinkler laterals with a pipe-driven frontal movement; whel-mounted sprinkler laterals driven with a shaft independent of the pipe; irrigation machines carrying sprinkler lines and self-moved during one set of watering; irrigation machines automatically moving the watering unit from one set to the next; irrigation machines moving automatically while irrigating continuous strips of land; centre pivot irrigation; sprinklerlaterals with continuous frontal movement during watering;fixed irrigation systems; comparing sprinkler irrigation systems; conclusions.The most simple control is manual; it saves a great deal of work as compared to the control of water application with systems ... apart from the programmer, are: the solenoid electro-valve, the hydraulic command valve and the metering valve.

Title:Mechanized Sprinkler Irrigation
Author:Lionel Rolland
Publisher:Food & Agriculture Org. - 1982


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