Bankless channel irrigation systems: irrigation performance assessment

Grabham, Michael and Hornbuckle, John and Raine, Steven R. and Smith, Rod (2009) Bankless channel irrigation systems: irrigation performance assessment. In: Irrigation Australia 2009: Irrigation Australia Irrigation and Drainage Conference: Irrigation Today - Meeting the Challenge, 18-21 Oct 2009, Swan Hill, Australia.

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Abstract

Bankless Channel Irrigation Systems are being used by broadacre irrigators seeking to improve farm efficiencies. Evaluation of the irrigation performance of these systems has been difficult due to the operational nature of these systems. Using novel evaluation methods and tools an evaluation of the irrigation performance of a bankless system was achieved. These evaluations revealed the application efficiency at both the system and bay scale and will assist in the development of an irrigation evaluation technique and simulation model capable of simulating the performance of this system.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retain copyright.
Depositing User: Prof Rod Smith
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2009 05:15
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: broadacre irrigation; bankless irrigation
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099901 Agricultural Engineering
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0799 Other Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 079901 Agricultural Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.)
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090509 Water Resources Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960905 Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Water Management
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6518

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