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If you are starting your irrigation systems from scratch, upgrading or changing a current system, this book describes options, advantages and specifications of the various systems and pumps available.

Chapter 1: Introduction to centre pivot and lateral move

Chapter 2: Safety

  • Importance
  • Hazards associated with centre pivot and lateral move systems

Chapter 3: Environmental impacts of irrigation

  • Importance
  • Sustainable use of irrigation water
  • Management

Chapter 4: Centre pivot and lateral move systems

  • Overview
  • Centre pivot
  • Lateral move
  • Components
  • Advantages / Disadvantages
  • Importance of design

Chapter 5: Irrigation efficiency

  • Efficient use of water
  • System capacity

Chapter 6: Key design issues

  • Pipe sizes and energy costs
  • Capital and operating costs
  • Average application rate
  • Wheel rut
  • Wheel equipment

Chapter 7: Emitters

  • Types of emitters
  • Wetting patterns for emitters
  • Uniformity of application

Chapter 8: Managing CPLM systems

Title          Irrigation: centre pivot and lateral move       
Author(s)                   
Pages          46         
ISBN          9781742569191         
Catalogue number          B961         
Year of publish          2016         
Publisher          NSW Department of Primary Industries         
Price          $15.00AUD (inc GST)


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