Are evaporation losses in sprinkler irrigation high?

Uddin, Jasim and Smith, Rod and Hancock, Nigel and Foley, Joseph (2014) Are evaporation losses in sprinkler irrigation high? In: 17th Australian Cotton Conference (ACC 2014): Our Fibre, Our Focus, Our Future, 5-7 Aug 2014, Gold Coast, Australia.

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Evaporation losses during sprinkler irrigation are perceived by the irrigation community to be high and is a major impediment to the adoption of sprinkler irrigation. Previous overseas experimental studies have reported losses up to 45% of the applied water and that a large proportion of the loss is droplet evaporation. However, a recent field experimental study conducted over a cotton crop at the University of Southern Queensland showed that the total evaporation is low (about 8%) and that droplet evaporation would be less than 1%. The additional evaporation during sprinkler irrigation would be about 4% of the applied water.

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Additional Information: Abstract only, as supplied here, published in the Conference Proceedings. © 2014 Australian Cotton Conference. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2015 05:01
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2017 00:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: irrigation; sprinkler irrigation; evaporation losses
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070101 Agricultural Land Management

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