Farm

Muscatine Island Farm

Publication Date

2008

Abstract

An ambitious subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) project covering eight acres was initiated and installed in 2007. It is a permanent installation with plastic drip lines buried 18 in. deep and spaced 60 in. apart in a field divided into 12 operating zones. The project was undertaken with the following objectives:

  • 1. Demonstrate SDI installation, equipment, and operation.
  • 2. Demonstrate best management practicesfor growing crops with SDI.
  • 3. Conduct irrigation research in areas of scheduling and fertility.
  • 4. Provide a platform for educational and outreach activities.

Copyright Owner

Iowa State University

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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