Muscatine Island Farm
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.
Iowa State University
Lawson, Vincent, "Subsurface Drip Irrigation Project" (2008). Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports. 724.