Date

6-2015

Degree Name

BS in Agricultural Science

Department

Agricultural Education and Communication Department

Advisor(s)

Robert Flores

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to develop a plan to remove a drip-irrigation system and implement a micro-sprinkler irrigation system into a 30-acre almond orchard located in Livingston, California. The reason for removing the drip-irrigation system and inserting a micro-irrigation system was due to the farm wanting to perform less labor when it comes to harvesting time but still conserve water. Through careful research certain choices were made in order to choose what equipment would be used in the new irrigation system. The data and research provided is based on the specific type of orchard and scale of the operation. The design and format of this project are focused towards the desires and goals of the farmer, Phil Schiber, in order to achieve the desired outcome. By creating this outline, any individual will be able to reference this design process and use it for creating his or her own micro-irrigation system.

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