Equipment for irrigated land development
Authors: Rapp, E. A.
Description: The advancement of any industry is directly related to the application of machines available. Agriculture is no exception, especially in the development of irrigated land. During the past 25 years highly specialized equipment has been manufactured and modern earth-moving machinery designed to do specific jobs more efficiently has made it economically feasible to move millions of yards at costs that have increased little during recent periods of increasing costs (6). The extent and cost of land development, either for lands already under irrigation or for areas being prepared initially for irrigation, are largely governed by the topographic characteristics. Other factors such as surface cover and soil and subsoil characteristics may also be significant. Irrigated land development generally includes clearing, leveling and grading, construction of permanent farm ditches and drains, land conditioning, and certain irrigation equipment for the control and distribution of water.
Keywords: equipment for irrigated land development
Citation: Rapp, E. A. 1964. EQUIPMENT FOR IRRIGATED LAND DEVELOPMENT. Canadian Agricultural Engineering 6(1):22-25.
Start page number: 22
End page number: 25