|Author:||Foley, J. ; Raine, S.|
|Book Group Author:||NA|
Results are given of a survey conducted in 2001 on the use of centre pivot and lateral move irrigation systems in cotton farms in Australia. The survey involved a face-to-face survey of more than 80% of the 36 cotton growers using centre pivots and lateral moves. Data on the typical characteristics of centre pivot and lateral move machines are tabulated. Charts are presented on: (1) the increase in crop water use efficiency (in bales/ml irrigation) for cotton irrigated by centre pivot and lateral moves compared with the traditional surface systems; and (2) the difference in water applied by growers using centre pivots and lateral moves when compared to fully irrigated surface systems.
|Pages:||40 - 44|
centre pivot irrigation, cotton, cotton industry, irrigationequipment, irrigation systems, overhead irrigation, plant waterrelations, water use efficiency, Australia, Gossypium, Malvaceae,Malvales, dicotyledons, angiosperms, Spermatophyta, plants, eukaryotes,Australasia, Oceania, Developed Countries, Commonwealth of Nations, OECDCountries, center pivot irrigation, Field Crops (FF005) (New March2000), Plant Water Relations (FF062), Soil Water Management (Irrigationand Drainage) (JJ800) (Revised June 2002) [formerly Soil WaterManagement], Agricultural and Forestry Equipment (General) (NN400)