Created with input from irrigation experts in over 20 states, the Irrigator's Pocket Guide belongs in every irrigator's hip pocket. It is a take-to-the-field guide that demystifies the art of irrigation management, explains everything you need to know about soil moisture and crop water use, and shows you how to optimize crop yields while conserving water, soil, and energy. More than 30,000 copies have already been sold.
Hard copies are available at Lulu.com for $9.95 + S&H.
The Equipment Maintenance half of the book features exceedingly clear and detailed maintenance and troubleshooting procedures for pumps, motors, engines, control panels, and distribution systems. The Water Maintenance guide on the other side of the book provides a step-by-step guide to irrigation water management for sprinkler, surface, and microirrigation systems.
The book is 158 pages long, has durable waterproof covers, and measures 4"x 6. It includes 44 diagrams and tables, 14 pages of handy conversions and formulas, and irrigation guidelines for over 30 common crops.">
ATTRA | Sustainable Agriculture Program |
If you’re a farmer, you know the importance of equipment and tools for everything from soil preparation and planting to weed management and harvest. The use of appropriate equipment and tools, both in terms of size and practicality, can increase production efficiency and profits, decrease labor intensity, and minimize disturbance to soil and to plant health. This page offers resources that will help you choose and use the proper tools and equipment.