Drip Irrigation: An Introduction - Drip irrigation provides slow, even application of low-pressure water to soil and plants using plastic tubing placed in or near the plants’ root zone. It is an alternative to sprinkler or furrow methods of irrigating crops. Drip irrigation can be used for crops with high or low water demands.
Irrigating Pastures - There are a number of irrigation methods used in Oregon, including flood, hand line, wheel line, gated pipe, little and big gun, linear, and pivot irrigation systems. The method of choice depends on the system that came with the farm, the size of the farm and the amount of labor, time and money available.
Strategies for Efficient Irrigation Water Use - When water is in short supply, you need to rethink some practices to obtain maximum benefit from available water. After all, next to the land itself, water is a grower's second most important resource. It makes sense to exchange management and labor for water use efficiency. Because irrigation districts must keep their systems charged with water, these practices have a greater impact as more growers use them.
Western Oregon Irrigation Guides - Provided are a set of irrigation guides for farmers in the Willamette Valley, covering the primary field, row, and orchard crops. Gives an overview of the decisions and factors that go into irrigation system design, operation, and maintenance. Includes 16 crop-specific fact sheets that cover all of the major crops grown in the valley. Each fact sheet covers the key water management issues for that crop and includes a simple worksheet for computing seasonal irrigation requirements.