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ITRC Paper No. P 05-001.  Charles M. Burt

Guidelines for Establishing Irrigation Scheduling Policies

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Successful on-farm irrigation scheduling requires that water delivery projects adopt a service concept, and that water deliveries be made with a high degrees of reliability.  An arranged delivery schedule and seasonal volumetric allocations are additional requirements.  Until these conditions are met, attempts to implement modern on-farm irrigation scheduling techniques to maximize water use efficiency, and to maximize yields will be only partially successful.


Burt, C.M. 2005. Guidelines for Establishing Irrigation Scheduling Policies. Presented at ICID/FAO Workshop on Irrigation Scheduling: From Theory to Practice. Sept. 12-13. Rome, Italy. 6 pp.

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