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Irrigation: centre pivot and lateral move


This publication focuses on key design issues, efficiency of irrigation and management of centre pivot and lateral move systems in broadacre farming.

Available on backorder



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