Journal article

Estimating hydraulic parameters for a surface irrigation model from field conditions

D Robertson, M Wood, QJ Wang

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL AGRICULTURE | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2004

Abstract

Border-check irrigation is the most common method of irrigating pastures in Northern Victoria. To make the best use of a border-check irrigation system, consideration needs to be given to the irrigation schedule and irrigation event management. Surface irrigation models can provide an inexpensive and rapid method for identifying optimal irrigation event performance. The most common difficulty encountered when using surface irrigation models is determining appropriate hydraulic parameters. Two experiments were conducted to investigate the relationship between hydraulic parameters of the Analytical Irrigation Model and easily observable field conditions. The field experiments were performed at..

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