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Main Title Study of the Costs and Effects of Irrigation in the Planning and Implementation of the Lagas Valley Agricultural Development Programme.
Author Corder, Isidoro Aviles ;
CORP Author Puerto Rico Univ., Mayaguez. Water Resources Research Inst.
Year Published 1972
Report Number UPRICO-WRRI-72-24-1; OWRR-A-024-PR; 14678,; A-024-PR(1)
Stock Number PB-212 271
Additional Subjects ( Irrigation ; Puerto Rico) ; ( Irrigated land ; Agricultural economics) ; Rainfall ; Farms ; Cost analysis ; Income ; Irrigated canals ; Water consumption ; Soils ; Water rights ; Topography ; Sugar cane ; Profits ; Maintenance ; Lajas Valley
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-212 271 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 164p
An attempt was made to investigate and analyze certain factors which, it was presumed, were responsible for the high irrigation costs in agricultural development of the farms in the Lajas Valley. The factors included were: water available for irrigation; topography of the farms; types of soil; irrigation methods employed; administrative aspects of the system; structural amenities of the farms; maintenance of irrigation and drainage structures; size of the agricultural unit; land use and handling of water in the farms. The study showed that among the factors investigated, the following are those which exercise the most significant influence on the costs of irrigation operations: topography of the farms; the administrative aspects of the system; methods of irrigation employed, and the size of the agricultural unit. (Author)