SUPPLEMENTAL IRRIGATION OF HORTICULTURAL CROPS IN THE HUMID REGION

G. R. Sands, I. D. Moore, C. R. Roberts

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: A computer model was developed in order to establish a yield predictive relationship and to estimate the water requirements for supplemental irrigation of horticultural crops in the humid region. Alternative distribution systems were developed and designed using the results from the computer model and Wood's (1980) pipe network algorithm. The capital, operational, and maintenance costs of the distribution and recommended on‐farm irrigation systems were determined and used to evaluate the economic feasibility of the alternative designs. Results show that the concentration of irrigated area along the distribution system, the length of the distribution system, and cropping system all have an important effect on the economic feasibility of supplemental irrigation in Wayne County, Kentucky.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)831-839
Number of pages9
JournalJAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association
Volume18
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1982

Keywords

  • benefit‐cost analysis
  • horticultural crops
  • humid regions
  • irrigation
  • water distribution.
  • yield modeling

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