Irrigation of Grain

One of 1,872 pamphlets in the series: Farmers' bulletin (United States. Dept. of Agriculture) available on this site.

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Revised edition. "Methods of irrigating grain crops are restricted somewhat because of the fact that such crops cover the entire surface of the plot on which they are grown. Objections to the flooding methods, based on loss of water by evaporation, have less weight in the irrigation of grain than of other crops, grain fields seldom being irrigated after the seed is planted until the grain is high enough to protect the soil from sun and wind. Grain usually is the first crop grown on irrigated farms. For such farms flooding usually is better than other methods, since the preparation ... continued below

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22 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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McLaughlin, Walter W. 1917.

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Revised edition. "Methods of irrigating grain crops are restricted somewhat because of the fact that such crops cover the entire surface of the plot on which they are grown. Objections to the flooding methods, based on loss of water by evaporation, have less weight in the irrigation of grain than of other crops, grain fields seldom being irrigated after the seed is planted until the grain is high enough to protect the soil from sun and wind. Grain usually is the first crop grown on irrigated farms. For such farms flooding usually is better than other methods, since the preparation of the land for it is easier than for other methods. Flooding from field ditches is the usual method of handling water in irrigating grain, but the border and basin methods are also adapted to such crops. These methods are described in detail in this bulletin, which also discusses the proper time to irrigate, the quantity of water required, and the cost of growing grain under irrigation." -- p. 2

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22 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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"Originally issued, May 17, 1910 as No. 399; revised, August, 1917." -- title page

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McLaughlin, Walter W. Irrigation of Grain, pamphlet, 1917; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96502/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.