Measured Irrigation: A Significant Development In Water Efficient Irrigation
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This paper introduces a new method or irrigation called Measured Irrigation whereby one decides in advance the volume of water emitted from each emitter in each sector during the irrigation event. The volume emitted is independent of the pressure and independent of the length of the irrigation event. Measured Irrigation is gravity fed and may be unpowered or powered. A powered system may be automated and may be powered by a solar panel. Results are presented for trials designed to test the accuracy and uniformity of the volumes emitted. Keywords: irrigation systems, unpressurised, gravity feed, solar panel.
Keywords: irrigation systems, unpressurised, gravity feed, solar panel.