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    • Characterization of Drip Emitters and Computing Distribution Uniformity in a Drip Irrigation System at Low Pressure Under Uniform Land Slopes 

      Dutta, Deba P. (2010-01-15)
      Characteristics of emitters under low pressure are essential for designing drip irrigation systems. Low pressure data for drip emitters are not available from manufacturers. A laboratory test was conducted to evaluate the ...
    • Groundwater Conservation Districts: Success Stories 

      Porter, Dana; Persyn, Russell A.; Enciso, Juan (1999-09-06)
      Demand for water is increasing, so our aquifers must be conserved and protected. The Groundwater Conservation Districts in Texas are carrying out a number of successful programs in the areas of education and public awareness, ...
    • Groundwater Conservation Districts: Success Stories. 

      Porter, Dana; Persyn, Russell; Enciso, Juan (Texas Agricultural Extension Service, 1999)
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems: Tablet Chlorination (Spanish) 

      Weaver, Richard; Lesikar, Bruce J.; Enciso, Juan (2006-01-30)
      Wastewater that is sprayed onto lawns must first be disinfected to prevent odors and remove disease-causing organisms. This publication explains how tablet chlorinators disinfect wastewater and gives tips on how to maintain them.
    • On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems: Aerobic Treatment Unit (Spanish) 

      Lesikar, Bruce J.; Enciso, Juan (2000-08-29)
      Aerobic units treat wastewater using the same process, only scaled down, as municipal wastewater treatment systems. This publication explains how aerobic units work, what their design requirements are, and how to maintain them.
    • On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems: Alternative Collection Systems (Spanish) 

      Lesikar, Bruce J.; Enciso, Juan (2002-04-22)
      Rural Texas communities have new options for wastewater management infrastructure that are cost effective but still protect human health and environmental quality. Such communities now can combine different kinds of systems ...
    • On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems: Constructed Wetlands (Spanish) 

      Lesikar, Bruce J.; Enciso, Juan (2002-04-18)
      A constructed wetland system for domestic wastewater treatment is designed to mimic the natural wetland treatment process of Mother Nature. This publication explains the treatment, design, operation and maintenance of ...
    • On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems: Evapotranspiration Bed (Spanish) 

      Lesikar, Bruce J.; Enciso, Juan (2002-04-18)
      Evapotranspiration (ET) beds treat wastewater in the soil by evaporation and by transpiration from plants growing there. This publication explains the treatment, design, operation and maintenance of ET beds.
    • On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems: Gravel-less Pipe (Spanish) 

      Lesikar, Bruce J.; Enciso, Juan (2000-10-13)
      Gravel-less pipe systems distribute treated wastewater into the soil. This publication lists the advantages and disadvantages of gravel-less pipe systems, explains how to maintain them and gives estimates of costs.
    • On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems: Leaching Chambers (Spanish) 

      Lesikar, Bruce J.; Enciso, Juan (2000-10-13)
      Leaching chambers distribute treated wastewater into the soil. This publication lists the advantages and disadvantages of leaching chamber systems, explains how to maintain them and gives estimates of costs.
    • On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems: Operation and Maintenance (Spanish) 

      Lesikar, Bruce J.; Enciso, Juan (2000-08-15)
      On-site wastewater treatment systems must be operated and maintained properly to prevent pollution and sewage backups. This publication explains the maintenance procedures for such treatment systems and suggests water ...