Irrigation: Measuring and monitoring

NSW Agriculture
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Efficient irrigation systems measure and monitor water use. This book helps you makes sure water losses are kept to a minimum, while keeping the crop or pasture growing with no moisture stress. Efficient water storage, water budgeting and water use efficiency are explained in detail.

Part One: Meters is about:

·    different types of meters and their advantages and disadvantages

·    what to consider when selecting a meter

·    installation and maintenance for meters.

Part Two: Storage and Distribution is an overview of:

·    the importance of reducing losses from seepage and evaporation

·    measuring losses

·    strategies for reducing losses

·    economic value of  the cost of loss reduction.

Part Three: Benchmarking and Water Budgeting shows you how to:

·     use, interpret and process benchmarking data for the collection of seasonal water use efficiency (WUE)

·     develop a seasonal water budget.

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About the author

Jennifer Laffan, NSW Department of Primary Industries, Tocal College, Paterson

Peter Smith, Irrigation Officer, NSW Department of Primary Industries, Tamworth.
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NSW Agriculture
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Published on
Oct 1, 2015
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Reference / General
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Jennifer Laffan
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General safety precautions

Rope knots
The Clove Hitch
The Bowline Knot
The Hay Knot
The Quick-release Knot No. 1
The Quick-release Knot No. 2
The Sheet Bend Knot
The Crown Knot
The Back Splice
Animal Halter
Rope Headstall

Clearing and Sighting the Fence Line (including over a hill)
Erecting Fence Posts
Hanging a Gate
Running Out and Tying Off Wires
Constructing a Horizontal End Assembly
Building a Conventional Fence Step-by-Step
Safety Precautions for Electric Fencing
Wire Joining for Electric Fences
Earthing an Electric Fence
Temporary Electric Fences
Testing the Electric Fence
Building an Electric Fence Step-by-Step
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Inoculating and Lime Pelleting Legume Seed
Seed Drill Calibration
Boom Spray Calibration
Estimating Pasture Yields

Planting Tubestock
Direct Seeding Trees and Shrubs

Determine Soil Texture
Preventing Soil Structure Damage
Testing Soil Structural Stability
Measure Soil Acidity
Taking Soil Samples
Soil Infiltration

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