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BRAE236 Drip Lab 9 - IAEF Drip Mod Presentation B_edit

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11/7/2011 1 D i /Mi I i ti Drip/Micro Irrigation Concepts and Applications What is Drip/Micro Irrigation? Low flow rates Site specific water application Polyethylene emitters/components
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11/7/2011 2 Microirrigation History Became widespread in some areas of the US by the mid-1970s Two major early forms of drip irrigation: 1. Row crop drip using “thin walled” tape d t products 2. Orchard and vineyard drip irrigation using polyethylene hoses Row Crop Drip Where is the irrigation system? Answer: Buried directly under the plants
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