Chapter 10

Irrigation Methods

Abstract

There are different ways of application of irrigation water to the farm land known as irrigation methods, which ultimately define the magnitude of field losses and thus the field application efficiency. For sustainable planning of the irrigation project especially in terms of water use and water management, irrigation methods play a significant role. The commonly used irrigation methods are surface, sprinkler, and drip irrigation. Each method has its own merits and demerits, depending on the soil, topography, type of crops, climate, water availability and quality, and investment, which are the guiding factors for selecting an adequate irrigation method. All these aspects are suitably considered in the present ...

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