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Surge irrigation of wheat, to increase irrigation efficiency and reduce sediment loss, 1993

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  • Treasure spring wheat was grown using conventional furrow irrigation and surge irrigation on 12 one-half-acre plots. Both systems were operated simultaneously five times during the season. Conventional irrigation applied 24.7 ac-in of water with runoff of 5.6 ac-in and infiltration of 19.1 ac-in. Surge irrigation applied 12.0 ac-in with 1.7 ac- in of runoff and 10.3 ac-in of infiltration. Average grain yield under both systems was 128 bu/ac with no significant difference in grain quality. Surge irrigation reduced the loss of sediment in the runoff by 70 percent.
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