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Corrugation irrigation.

Description: Describes the corrugation irrigation process and explains how to implement this layout to irrigate close-growing crops.
Date: December 1954
Creator: Stanley, William R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Irrigation in Humid Climates

Description: Report discussing and promoting irrigation practices in the eastern United States, which, although its climate is humid, does not have sufficient soil moisture in drier seasons to produce a maximum crop yield.
Date: 1896
Creator: King, F. H. (Franklin Hiram), 1848-1911
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Irrigating corn in humid regions.

Description: Describes the most effective methods of and times for irrigating corn crops in humid regions of the United States.
Date: November 1959
Creator: Jamison, V. C., 1907- & Beale, O. W. (Oliver W.), 1907-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Value of Desalted Water for Irrigation

Description: From Introduction: "This report contains the results of a research study on the "Value of Desalted Water for Irrigation" undertaken in January 1967 by the Bureau of Reclamation and the Saline Water, United Sates Department of the Interior. The objectives of the study were: a. To determine, through application of desalting techniques, the costs and benefits associated with the progressive decreases in the salinity of irrigation water supplies. b. To identify the possible means of introducing desalted water into irrigation supply systems. To relate current desalting technology to potential applications in agriculture."
Date: September 1969
Creator: United States. Bureau of Reclamation.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Irrigating corn.

Description: Describes the benefits of irrigating corn to enable corn farming in arid and semiarid regions, and to increase yields in humid regions.
Date: 1954
Creator: Francis, C. L. (Chester J.) 1904- & Turelle, J. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Irrigation of Grain

Description: Report discussing irrigation of fields for growing grain, including methods for applying water to field, quantity of water, and scenarios for irrigation failure.
Date: 1910
Creator: McLaughlin, Walter W. (Walter Wesley)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Irrigation of Sugar Beets

Description: "A practical manual, giving methods pursued throughout the irrigated beet-growing sections and thereby furnishing information to new settlers in irrigated districts, as well as suggestions to beet growers as to the practices in States other than their own, should be of value in introducing the growing of beets and improving the methods of handling this important crop. As the matter now stands, each community where this industry has found favor is proceeding along lines suggested by local conditions which are more or less peculiar, and this bulletin is designed to be a compilation of the practices throughout the West, to which are added the results of experiments conducted by this Office in irrigation of sugar beets during the past four years." -- p. 9
Date: 1910
Creator: Roeding, F. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Irrigation of Alfalfa

Description: Report discussing the best methods for irrigating lands that grow alfalfa. The border, check, flooding, and furrow methods are all discussed as well as farm ditches, necessary amounts of water, and irrigation methods in the winter.
Date: 1909
Creator: Fortier, Samuel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Irrigation of Grain

Description: 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
Date: 1917
Creator: McLaughlin, Walter W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Irrigation of Alfalfa

Description: "There are several methods of applying water to alfalfa, their suitability depending on character of soil and subsoil, climate, water supply, size of farm, money available, and other factors. Because of the rapidity of its growth and the number of cuttings during the season, alfalfa requires more water than other crops. This may lead to carelessness and the consequent application of too much water, which must be avoided. No fixed times can be recommended for watering the crop. The appearance of the alfalfa, more particularly the color of the plant, is the best indication of the need of water. This bulletin is written for the purpose of putting the farmer in a better position to understand the proper methods to adopt in building ditches on his farm and in applying water to his crops." -- p. 2
Date: 1917
Creator: Fortier, Samuel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Potato Culture on Irrigated Farms of the West

Description: "In the mountain valleys of Colorado are found conditions of altitude, soil, and moisture naturally favorable to the growth of the potato, with an almost entire absence of harmful freezes and bacterial enemies." -- p. 5. This bulletin explains how potatoes can be cultivated to thrive in the western United States.
Date: 1910
Creator: Grubb, E. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Use of Windmills in Irrigation in the Semiarid West

Description: "Irrigation has reclaimed many and will reclaim more of the millions of acres of rich, fertile lands of the semiarid region that now are unproductive. Most of this land, however, cannot be irrigated because of the small supply of water, and farming, if done at all, must be without irrigation. True, the farming has been made less hazardous by the growing of drought-resistant crops and the application of improved methods, but success always is threatened by more or less frequent periods of drought. Many failures could have been averted if the farmers from the East who had settled in these regions had provided against such droughts by irrigating small parts of their holdings. This bulletin is intended to aid the farmers by setting out in a simple and comprehensive way the possibilities of the windmill in irrigating small areas in connection with larger tracts farmed without irrigation." -- p. 2
Date: 1917
Creator: Fuller, P. E. (Paul Edwin)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Federal Irrigation Legislation

Description: The West had to somehow solve its water deficit if that region were ever to overcome its retarded growth and development. Irrigation offered at least a partial solution if the rivers could be tapped, and this concept opened a whole new phase in the legislative, political, and economic development of the West and of the nation.
Date: January 1970
Creator: Colton, Ronald Wayne
Partner: UNT Libraries

Small Irrigation Pumping Plants

Description: "Throughout the United States are many farms, parts or all of which could be irrigated by pumping from either ponds or streams or farm wells. This bulletin is intended to furnish owners or operators of such farms with information that will give them some indication of initial and operating costs and enable them to determine whether soil and water suitable for irrigation are available and what kind of irrigation plant and equipment will be most satisfactory for their purpose. Having examined these factors, a farmer can decide whether irrigation is likely to be profitable on his farm." -- p. i
Date: 1940
Creator: Rohwer, Carl & Lewis, M. R. (Mortimer Reed), 1886-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Practical Information for Beginners in Irrigation

Description: "The first few pages of this bulletin contain some suggestions to those who are confronted with the task of selecting a farm under an irrigation system. Arid soils and water supplies are considered in a general way from the standpoint of the irrigator. The greater part of the paper is taken up with a somewhat fuller description of how to locate and build farm ditches, how to prepare land to receive water, how to irrigate a few of the staple crops, and how much water to apply." -- p. 3
Date: 1917
Creator: Fortier, Samuel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hydrologic Evaluation of the Arikaree Formation Near Lusk, Niobrara and Goshen Counties, Wyoming

Description: From purpose and scope: The purposes of this investigation are (1) to define the ground-water system in the Arikaree Formation, (2) to determine the hydrologic cause-and-effect relationships resulting from the current ground-water development, and (3) to provide a means of indicating the hydrologic effect of future ground-water development.
Date: October 1977
Creator: Crist, Marvin A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Drainage of Irrigated Farms

Description: "Methods of draining irrigated farms are described in this bulletin." -- p. 2. Drainage requirements; types of drains; sizes of drains; constructions methods, devices, and costs; and maintenance are among the topics discussed.
Date: 1917
Creator: Hart, R. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Irrigation of Orchards

Description: "Orchard irrigation in the arid and semi-arid regions of this country varies in practice, according to water supply, climate, soil, and situation of the land, and in cost of installation and maintenance of the system. The right selection of land for an orchard tract should be the irrigator's first step toward profitable fruit production. Expensive devices should not be used for distributing water in orchards of low value and small returns, but valuable orchards, yielding large annual returns will justify the best-known devices for successful irrigation. Prevention of waste of water should be a chief object of the irrigator not alone for the sake of economy but for the good of the orchard as well. A discussion of the factors essential to the successful irrigation of orchards, as well as of different methods used, is presented in the following pages." -- p. 2
Date: 1917
Creator: Fortier, Samuel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Use of Windmills in Irrigation in the Semiarid West

Description: "Within the semiarid region there are millions of acres of rich, fertile land, now barren, some of which will be reclaimed through irrigation, but most of which can not be irrigated on account of the limited water supply, and must be farmed, if at all, without irrigation.... This land is now attracting eastern farmers who are prone to risk failure in view of the possibilities in years of favorable precipitation. There have been many deplorable failures during the recent years which could have been averted had the unfortunate settlers fortified themselves against periods of drought by irrigating small parts of their land holdings. It is realized that to accomplish this requires an outlay of capital and if this outlay is great it precludes the possibility of such procedure. With a view to helping these settlers, this Office has investigated the use of windmills as a means of pumping water for the irrigation of small areas in connection with the farming of more extensive areas without irrigation. It is the purpose of this bulletin to set forth in a simple, comprehensive way the possibilities of irrigation, using windmills only as means of power." -- p. 5
Date: 1910
Creator: Fuller, P. E. (Paul Edwin)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department