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Master of Science (MS)
Plants, Soils, and Climate
O. W. Israelson
Irrigation is "the artificial application of water to the soil for the purpose of getting large and steady crop yields". It is supplementary to rainfall and the quantity of water applied and the time of application, therefore, must be determined by the character of the rainfall. Irrigation is usually practiced in those regions which have low rainfall as natural precipitation at such places is insufficient to meet the full water requirements of crops.
Sikka, Prabh Dyall, "Principles of Irrigation Farming as Developed by American Field Experiments" (1930). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 3947.
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