The proper use of irrigation water is one of the most important problems of every comnunity and of every farmer in an irrigated district. The irrigation farmer has largely under his control one of the most important factors in determining the yield and quality of his crops and one over which all other farmers have little control at all. On the other hand, in an arid district there is generally less available irrigation water than is needed to give the optimum amount to all the land, or if one region receives an excess there is generally an accumulation of alkali in some lower region. Consequently, the proper distribution and use of irrigation water is of the highest importance to the community and demands first of all a knowledge of the effects of different irrigation treatments on various crops. It is the purpose of this bulletin to add its bit of information to this store.
Harris, F. S. and Pittman, D. W., "Bulletin No. 178 - The Irrigation of Barley" (1922). UAES Bulletins. Paper 144.