Physical and operational improvements that aid modernization of irrigation delivery systems
Because many irrigation systems throughout the world are well into the late years of their economic design life, efforts presently are toward their rehabilitation and modernization. Modernization is widely recommended over simply rehabilitating to the original status. Several goals of modernization include providing flexible water delivery service that is responsive to modern, on-farm irrigation systems, such as drip, sprinkler, level basin, and surge. To adopt many of these technologies implies that the farm unit can control the water supply by being able to start and stop the delivery at will, ...
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