Utah State University
This manual describes and explains detailed procedures for field evaluation of the performance of several types of sprinkle, surface, and trickle (drip) irrigation systems and of management practices. Most chapters include lists of equipment needed for performing these evaluations, give step-by-step instructions for gathering data in the field, show sample forms for recording and organizing these field data, and present sample studies that demonstrate the entire process. The book includes analyses and recommendations for a few actual case studies.
The introduction states and explains the general concepts of uniformity, efficiency, and management that are used in evaluating each system and improving their use. Individual chapters describe procedures for both full and simple evaluations of performance of the various systems of irrigation.
Merriam, John L. and Keller, Jack, "Farm Irrigation System Evaluation: A Guide for Management" (1978). Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Publications. Paper 3779.