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Main Title Scientific irrigation scheduling for salinity control of irrigation return flows /
Author Jensen, Marvin E., ; Jensen, Marvin Eli
CORP Author Agricultural Research Service, Kimberly, Idaho. Snake River Conservation Research Center.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, Okla.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA/600/2-75-064
Stock Number PB-249 114
OCLC Number 53120327
Subjects Irrigation water. ; Irrigation--Management. ; Salinity.
Additional Subjects Irrigation ; Water flow ; Salinity ; Water quality management ; Leaching ; Climatology ; Water consumption ; Efficiency ; Soil water ; Farm crops ; Agricultural economics ; Proposals ; Water services ; Irrigated land ; Return flow ; Scheduling ; Water needs ; Irrigation effects
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-249 114 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation viii, 92 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
A comprehensive review is presented of irrigation water management principles, factors to be considered in improving irrigation water management, leaching requirements, climatological approaches to irrigation scheduling, scope of irrigation scheduling services in 1974, basic concepts of scheduling services and probable effects of scientific irrigation scheduling on salinity of return flows. A definition of irrigation water management efficiency is presented to evaluate the annual volume of irrigation water used relative to the optimum amount needed for maximum annual crop production or income. The term considers the minimum, but essential water needed for both consumptive and nonconsumptive uses. The lack of significant changes in irrigation efficiency during the past several decades is discussed and attributed to problems associated with the management of a complex soil-crop-environment system, a lack of economic incentives to make improvements, and ineffective traditional approaches to improve irrigation scheduling. New proposed minimal leaching practices are discussed.
"Interagency Project no. EPA-IAG-D4-F399." Includes bibliographical references (pages 80-88). Microfiche.