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The application of water by rotary sprinklers in irrigation research on small experimental plots has not proved to be satisfactory. It is not possible to achieve uniform coverage because the geometery of the plots does not provide the proper overlap, and wind is a variable factor affecting the water distribution. The large border areas necessary with rotary sprinklers make inefficient use of small plots has an advantage for adequate replication, as soils may be more uniform over a smaller area. A small plot irrigation applicator was developed at the Ontario Agricultural College to meet these conditions as no other suitable equipment was available
small plot irrigation applicator panel-agricultural engineering activities in canada
Irwin, R. W. 1959. SMALL PLOT IRRIGATION APPLICATOR PANEL-AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ACTIVITIES IN Canada. Canadian Agricultural Engineering 1(1):22-23.
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