Postprint version. Published in Proceedings of the International Water Resources Engineering Conference: Memphis, TN, August 3, 1998. 6 pages. Copyright © 1998 American Society of Civil Engineers. The definitive version is available at http://cedb.asce.org/cgi/WWWdisplay.cgi?9803317.
The ASCE On-Farm Committee has recently completed a draft of a manual (Bliesner et al, 1998) on "Selection of Irrigation Methods for Agriculture." One of the chapters describes drip/micro irrigation methods. Numerous variations of drip/micro designs are discussed, along with advantages and disadvantages. This paper provides an overview of some aspects of that chapter.
Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering