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Variable Rate Sprinkler for Improved Irrigation and Chemigation Management

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
34424
Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
34424
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Precision Irrigation Control
P.O. Box 312 Soda Springs, ID 83276
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: Variable Rate Sprinkler for Improved Irrigation and Chemigation Management
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

Site Specific Crop Management (SSCM) is one solution to management problems caused by spatial variability with a field. In irrigated agriculture, spatial variability contributes to suboptimum irrigation managment resulting in inefficient water and chemical use and contamination of surface and groundwter supplies. A variable rate low pressure sprinkler has been developed for center-pivot and linear-move irrigation systems which will facilitate SSCM suing irrigation and chemigation. We propose to investigate performance of the sprinkler under field conditions. A program of field testing using a linear-move irrigation system to apply variable amounts of water and chemical according to an arbitrary map is proposed. The amounts of water and chemical applied to individual cells established in a field will be measured and compared to target amounts. The end result will be determination of the sprinkler's ability to achieve variable discharge while providing good application uniformity.

Principal Investigator:

Mr. Rodney B. Wood
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Precision Irrigation Control
P.O. Box 312 Soda Springs, ID 83276

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No