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Irrigation: centre pivot and lateral move

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This publication focuses on key design issues, efficiency of irrigation and management of centre pivot and lateral move systems in broadacre farming.


Chapter 1: Introduction to centre pivot and lateral move

Chapter 2: Safety

  • Importance
  • Hazards associated with centre pivot and lateral move systems

Chapter 3: Environmental impacts of irrigation

  • Importance
  • Sustainable use of irrigation water
  • Management

Chapter 4: Centre pivot and lateral move systems

  • Overview
  • Centre pivot
  • Lateral move
  • Components
  • Advantages / Disadvantages
  • Importance of design

Chapter 5: Irrigation efficiency

  • Efficient use of water
  • System capacity

Chapter 6: Key design issues

  • Pipe sizes and energy costs
  • Capital and operating costs
  • Average application rate
  • Wheel rut
  • Wheel equipment

Chapter 7: Emitters

  • Types of emitters
  • Wetting patterns for emitters
  • Uniformity of application

Chapter 8: Managing CPLM systems

Author: Jennifer Laffan

ISBN:  9781742569192 | 48 pages | A4

Catalogue number:  B961

Publisher:  NSW Department of Primary Industries | 2016