Economics of Irrigation Systems
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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 spray application center pivot; low elevation spray application center pivot; low energy precision application center pivot; and subsurface drip irrigation. There is information on costs, benefits and other factors that should be considered.
Description20 pp., 17 tables, 17 figures
Amosson, Stephen H.; New, Leon; Almas, Lal; Bretz, Fran; Marek, Thomas (2002). Economics of Irrigation Systems. Available electronically from