|Author:||Yi, Y. Q.|
|Book Group Author:||NA|
The Yuayo Municipality, located in NE China's Zhejiang Province, has tested many innovations in sprinkler and drip techniques, including:- polythene pipe to replace steel pipe, the use of river networks instead of a main pipe, replacing pump stations with movable pump sets, introducing small-scale irrigation, and introducing fixed main-pipe with movable branch and laterals. All these innovations have reduced costs to half of a conventional system. Analysis of the rate of irrigation development shows that reduction of costs is the key factor to increasing development rate, enhancing water use efficiency, and accelerating agriculture modernization.
|Journal:||Transactions of the 19th International Congress on Irrigationand Drainage, Beijing, China, 2005. Vol 1A: Improving water and landmanagement for increasing efficiency in irrigated agriculture|
costs, economics, infrastructure, irrigation equipment,irrigation systems, modernization, pipelines, plastic pipes, pumps,sprinkler irrigation, trickle irrigation, water use efficiency, China,Zhejiang, Eastern China, China, East Asia, Asia, Developing Countries,Chekiang, costings, spray irrigation, Natural Resource Economics (EE115)(New March 2000), Input Utilization (Microeconomics) (EE145), Soil WaterManagement (Irrigation and Drainage) (JJ800) (Revised June 2002)[formerly Soil Water Management], Agricultural and Forestry Equipment(General) (NN400), Public Services and Infrastructure (UU300)