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    • Calculating Horsepower Requirements and Sizing Supply Pipelines for Irrigation 

      Fipps, Guy (1995-09-05)
      Pumping costs are often one of the largest single expenses in irrigated agriculture. This publication explains how to lower pumping costs by calculating horsepower requirements and sizing supply pipelines correctly. Examples ...
    • Center Pivot Irrigation 

      New, Leon; Fipps, Guy (2000-07-10)
      The center pivot is the system of choice for agricultural irrigation because of its low labor and maintenance requirements, convenience, flexibility, performance and easy operation. This publication includes complete details ...
    • Center Pivot Workbook 

      Fipps, Guy; New, Leon (2005-04-25)
      This training manual is based on the popular publication "Center Pivot Irrigation (B-6096), which has been widely used by both irrigators and dealers to select and manage pivots. The workbook has 15 sections covering all ...
    • Economics of Irrigation Systems 

      Amosson, Stephen H.; New, Leon; Almas, Lal; Bretz, Fran; Marek, Thomas (2002-01-11)
      Choosing and buying an irrigation system for crop production can be expensive and complex. This publication discusses six common types of irrigation systems used in Texas: conventional furrow; surge flow furrow; mid-elevation ...
    • Establishment and Management of Turfgrass Under Municipal Water Restrictions 

      Hargey, Daniel Francis (2015-12-07)
      Drought has become and continues to be a major concern throughout many areas of the United States. To better manage water supplies, municipalities are constantly in search of ways to conserve and ration water. In this ...
    • Evaluation of Methods for Predicting Seepage Loss Rates for the Hard Lined Irrigation Canals of the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas 

      Leigh, Eric (2014-01-15)
      This project investigated the measured loss rates and observed canal lining conditions by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service to evaluate the Davis-Wilson empirical formula and to further develop a canal condition rating ...
    • Grain Sorghum Irrigation 

      New, Leon (2004-08-09)
      This publication explains how to supply adequate water to sorghum to achieve optimum yields. Topics include plant growth stages, soils, irrigation systems, pre-plant irrigation, recent research results and management tools.
    • Impacts of Irrigation on Citrus in the Lower Rio Grande Valley 

      Enciso, Juan; Sauls, Julian W.; Wiedenfeld, Robert P.; Nelson, Shad D. (2008-07-11)
      Citrus is an important crop in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, but reduced water supplies in the area mean irrigation must be used. Citrus farmers can use different irrigation methods and practices to get the most from the ...
    • Impacts of Irrigation on Citrus in the Lower Rio Grande Valley (Spanish) 

      Enciso, Juan; Sauls, Julian W.; Wiedenfeld, Robert P.; Nelson, Shad D. (2008-07-11)
      Citrus is an important crop in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, but reduced water supplies in the area mean irrigation must be use. Citrus farmers can use different irrigation methods and practices to get the most from the ...
    • Installing a Subsurface Drip Irrigation System for Row Crops 

      Enciso, Juan (2004-09-07)
      This publication describes the components of a subsurface drip irrigation system and the procedure for installing such a system. Each step is outlined and illustrated. Steps include tape injection, trenching, connecting ...
    • Installing a Subsurface Drip Irrigation System for Row Crops (Spanish) 

      Enciso, Juan (2004-09-07)
      This publication describes the components of a subsurface drip irrigation system and the procedure for installing such a system. Each step is outlined and illustrated. Steps include tape injection, trenching, connecting ...
    • Investigating Rainwater Harvesting as a Stormwater Best Management Practice and as a Function of Irrigation Water Use 

      Shannak, Sa'D Abdel-Halim (2012-02-14)
      Stormwater runoff has negative impacts on water resources, human health and environment. In this research the effectiveness of Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) systems is examined as a stormwater Best Management Practice (BMP). ...
    • Irrigating Sorghum in South and South Central Texas 

      Stichler, Charles; Fipps, Guy (2003-02-18)
      If irrigation for grain sorghum is managed well, the crop will produce high, profitable yields. This publication explains the water needs for sorghum at different growth stages, the calculations to use to estimate its water ...
    • Irrigation Monitoring with Soil Water Sensors 

      Enciso, Juan; Porter, Dana; Peries, Xavier (2007-01-19)
      Monitoring soil water content is essential if growers want to optimize production, conserve water, reduce environmental impacts and save money. This publication illustrates how soil moisture monitoring can improve irrigation ...
    • Irrigation Monitoring with Soil Water Sensors (Spanish) 

      Enciso, Juan; Porter, Dana; Peries, Xavier (2007-07-25)
      Monitoring soil water content is essential if growers want to optimize production, conserve water, reduce environmental impacts and save money. This publication illustrates how soil moisture monitoring can improve irrigation ...
    • Irrigation of Forage Crops 

      Enciso, Juan; Porter, Dana; Fipps, Guy; Colaizzi, Paul (2004-06-10)
      Irrigation is a crucial part of crop production in many parts of Texas. This publication explains the importance of knowing seasonal and peak water requirements and selecting the proper irrigation method. Several methods ...
    • Irrigation Water Quality 

      McFarland, Mark L.; Lemon, Robert G.; Stichler, Charles (2002-04-11)
      Irrigation water quality is determined by the total amounts of salts and the types of salts the water contains. In this publication you'll learn why well water can be salty, what problems salty water can cause, what tests ...
    • Irrigation Water Quality Standards and Salinity Management Strategies 

      Fipps, Guy (2003-04-30)
      This publication contains guidelines for determining whether water is suitable for irrigation and explains how water is classified by the type and degree of salinity problems it poses. Methods of alleviating these problems ...
    • Maintaining Subsurface Drip Irrigation Systems 

      Enciso, Juan; Porter, Dana; Bordovsky, Jim; Fipps, Guy (2004-09-07)
      A subsurface drip irrigation system should last more than 20 years if properly maintained. Important maintenance procedures include cleaning the filters, flushing the lines, adding chlorine and injecting acids. Details of ...
    • Maintaining Subsurface Drip Irrigation Systems (Spanish) 

      Enciso, Juan; Porter, Dana; Bordovsky, Jim; Fipps, Guy (2004-09-07)
      A subsurface drip irrigation system should last more than 20 years if properly maintained. Important maintenance procedures include cleaning the filters, flushing the lines, adding chlorine and injecting acids. Details of ...